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BIO

Jessica is a Partner in the Fredericton office of Cox & Palmer, practicing in the areas of employment, labour, human rights and administrative law. Adept at handling delicate situations, Jessica helps clients solve workplace issues, while also anticipating potential future issues and establishing a plan to mitigate risks. Whether it’s issues relating to day-to-day operations or complex litigation, with questions ranging from contractual obligations to discipline and termination, Jessica works with her clients to develop strategies to reach the best possible outcome.

Among a small number of lawyers in New Brunswick handling a variety of complex workplace legal matters, Jessica has extensive experience addressing issues in both unionized and non-unionized workplaces. Through understanding the legal issues and the business of her clients, Jessica is able to develop solutions that solve the problems they face.

Experience

Jessica provides advice to both provincially and federally regulated employers. She has extensive experience in employment, labour, human rights and administrative law including:

  • Union certification/decertification applications
  • Unfair labour practice complaints
  • Grievance arbitrations
  • Attendance management
  • Labour injunctions
  • Collective bargaining
  • Occupational health and safety matters
  • Pensions
  • Human rights complaints
  • Wrongful dismissal actions
  • Disability claims
  • Drafting and reviewing employment policies
BACKGROUND

Bar Admission

  • New Brunswick (2011)

Law School

  • University of New Brunswick

Education

  • Mount Saint Vincent University (B.Sc., 2005)
  • University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 2010)

Lectures & Presentations

  • Employment Law 101 – Bobby’s Hospice (March 2013)
  • When Grey Hair Leads to Good-bye: Termination Older Employees – Cox & Palmer Continuing Legal Education Seminar (August 2012)
  • Top 10 Most Influential Decision of 2011/2012 – Contact NB (March 2012)

Law Society Memberships

  • York-Sunbury Law Society
  • Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Canadian Bar Association

Languages

  • English
ARTICLES