Stéphane Fillion practises in all the areas relating to labour and employment law where it deals with collective labour relations, individual employment contracts or human rights, as well as labour standards, workplace health and safety, questions relating to the Charter of the French language and other related aspects.
Accordingly, Mr. Fillion has made representations before most of the administrative tribunals in labour and employment matters, such as grievance arbitrators, the Labour Relations Commission, the Commission des lésions professionnelles, the CSST, the Quebec and Canadian Human Rights Commissions, the Access to Information Commission as well as our civil courts including the Quebec Court, the Superior Court and the Court of Appeal.
Furthermore, Mr. Fillion has developed a thorough expertise with regard to collective agreement bargaining. He has acted as chief negotiator on numerous occasions and has been an outside counsel for the preparation of collective agreement provisions and the establishment of bargaining strategies. As a result, Mr. Fillion is frequently involved in conflict resolutions, through the tribunals or conciliation processes.
Mr. Fillion has also developed a particular expertise with regard to various problems arising from the administration of supplemental pension plans.
In addition to his practice in labour and employment law, Mr. Fillion has been actively involved for many years in the activities of the Conseil du patronat du Québec. In that regard, he has been part of the committees in charge of preparing the representations of the CPQ regarding the modifications to be made to the Labour Standards Act and the Labour Code. As a result, he was a guest speaker to discuss the recent developments in labour standards.
Mr. Fillion also acts as a speaker for conferences organized by Heenan Blaikie or by external organizations, and he presents personalized training sessions to clients with regard to, among others, the management of disciplinary records, the preparation of arbitration, and psychological harassment. Finally, he has participated in the drafting of the book entitled 14 Questions Frequently Asked in Québec Labour & Employment Law, published by the Labour Law Department of Heenan Blaikie.
Mr. Fillion joined our Labour and Employment Group in 1997 after articling with the firm.
- LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke, 1996