The Ontario Government has announced an extension of existing measures designed to delay temporary layoffs from triggering termination and severance liabilities.Read more
Law Society of Ontario
Dalhousie University, B.A.
George Brown College, Post Graduate Certificate, Sport and Event Marketing
University of Ottawa, J.D. cum laude
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Jessica is an Associate in the Toronto office of Mathews Dinsdale. She advises employers in all areas of employment law including employment standards, terminations, workplace investigations, unjust dismissals, departing employee obligations, workplace policies, accommodation, employment contracts and human rights, providing practical solutions and skilled advocacy. Jessica is also experienced in advising employers on labour relations and arbitration matters, as well as providing employment law support to corporate transactions.
Jessica graduated from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, where she co-chaired the Employment and Labour Law Student Society. Throughout her studies, Jessica provided accessible legal services at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic, where she represented victims of violent crime at the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. Outside of her practice, Jessica volunteers as a professional mentor to Indigenous post-secondary students through Indspire’s Rivers to Success program.
Supreme Court of Canada Confirms Decision to Strike International Arbitration Clause for Uber and UberEATS Drivers
The decision may be significant for companies in the “gig” economy as it opens the door for individuals engaged with Uber to access the Courts and/or other tribunals to adjudicate any disputes, such as disagreements about the applicability of the ESA.Read more