Summer is an associate in Osler’s Employment & Labour Group. Summer provides advice and representation to Canadian, U.S. and international private and public sector employers on a wide range of labour and employment issues including employment standards, human rights and the duty to accommodate, occupational health and safety, corporate transactions, accessibility, workplace investigations and employee terminations. Summer has an industry focus on advising emerging and high growth companies on a broad range of employment issues, including how to strategically manage employment-related issues in connection with financings.
Summer regularly assists employers with drafting and implementing workplace policies, employment and contractor agreements, restrictive covenants, separation packages, and bonus and other incentive compensation arrangements. Summer also has experience representing and assisting clients with respect to human rights applications, grievance and interest arbitrations, wrongful dismissal litigation, and insolvency proceedings.
Summer routinely provides advice to clients regarding workplace investigations, hiring new employees, terminating employees, negotiating settlements of wrongful dismissal claims, and overall HR risk management.
Summer obtained her J.D. at the University of Toronto. Prior to law school, she received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with Distinction in English and History at Queen’s University and was the Gold Medalist. Summer joined Osler as a summer student in 2016 and articled at the firm from 2016 to 2017. During that time, Summer completed a secondment to General Motors Canada Limited, where she worked on an array of labour and employment matters.