Holly has over 15 years of experience as a specialist in employment law, providing timely and practical advice to clients in respect of all laws relating to workplace issues. Holly regularly advises large private and publicly listed companies on matters of significant legal and reputational importance, including the negotiation of executive contracts, transitions within executive leadership teams, class action and other risks relating to changes to compensation and benefit plans, and incidents of sexual harassment, workplace violence and bullying. Holly provides advice on complex accommodation requests and disputes and has a particular expertise in accessibility law. Holly takes a leadership role in coordinating employment law advice among employment lawyers in various Canadian jurisdictions for clients with employment law needs across Canada, and speaks and provides client training sessions on executive compensation, human rights, accessibility and employment law topics. As an advocate, Holly regularly represents employers in wrongful dismissal actions and human rights applications.
A significant portion of Holly’s practice is devoted to advising on the employment and labour aspects of complex corporate transactions, including the drafting and negotiation of purchase agreements, retention and transaction bonus agreements, and commercial and employment restrictive covenant agreements. Holly also advises on post-closing human resources integration matters.