Celine is a Partner at Emond Harnden, having joined the firm in 2008. She serves federal and provincial clients in the public, parapublic and private sectors.
Celine is a proud graduate of the French Common Law Program of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa.
Working in partnership with her clients, Celine provides legal and policy advice as well as representation in the context of union certification, collective bargaining, grievances, employment contracts and workplace policies, risk management strategies related to dismissals and restructuring, complaints of harassment and discrimination filed with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal as well as complaints or applications with the Canadian Industrial Relations Board and the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
Celine also regularly advises on workplace investigations into allegations of harassment, discrimination, bullying, violence, sexual violence, failure to accommodate, allegations of misconduct or policy violations, allegations of poisoned work environments. She also provides training to managers and human resources professionals on emerging issues and trends in human resources.
Before embarking on her legal career, Celine worked at the Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat and the Public Service Human Resources Management Agency of Canada as a Program Officer in the Employment Equity Division where she assisted various governmental departments and agencies in developing tools to attract and retain a more diverse workforce.
Celine is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the County of Carleton Law Association, l’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario and le Regroupement des gens d’affaires.