Kathleen Stokes, B.A., L.L.B. Biography Ms. Stokes has practiced exclusively in the area management side labour and employment law since graduating from law school in 1999. She represents a wide variety of clients, including large public and broader public sector clients, First Nations, insurance companies, mining and construction companies in human rights applications, grievance arbitrations, OLRB proceedings, occupational health and safety charges and wrongful dismissals. Weaver Simmons LLP (Sudbury and North Bay) 2004 to Present Partner • Representative on firm’s Executive Committee • Represents numerous insurance companies on Human Rights, Occupational Health and Safety and Wrongful dismissal. • Represents at the HRTO and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal • Represents at grievance arbitrations and wrongful dismissal suits. • Negotiations of first and subsequent collective agreements for numerous clients, including major multinational corporations • Providing legal advice, representation and seminars to numerous First Nations client’s and organizations. • Provides advise and investigation services on harassment and discrimination cases. • Presents at numerous legal seminars in all area of labour relations Recent Cases • Carpenters' District Council of Ontario, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America v Nor Eng Construction & Engineering Inc., 2019 CanLII 104281 (ON LRB) • Owora v. Laurentian University of Sudbury, 2019 HRTO 1296 (CanLII) • The Formwork Council of Ontario v 724106 Ontario Limited o/a Paramount Construction, 2019 CanLII 81014 (ON LRB) • Carpenters' District Council of Ontario, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America v Nor Eng Construction & Engineering Inc., 2019 CanLII 79609 (ON LRB) • Great Northern Retirement Residence v United Steel Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, Local 8748, 2019 CanLII 20328 (ON LA) • Vansantvoort v. Greater Sudbury (City), 2019 HRTO 337 (CanLII) • Comtois v. Greater Sudbury (City), 2018 HRTO 1455 (CanLII) • Thaxter v. Williamson, 2018 HRTO 1245 (CanLII) • Labourers' International Union of North America, Ontario Provincial District Council v Rhude Drilling & Blasting Inc., 2018 CanLII 78685 (ON LRB) • Easter v. Greater Sudbury (City), 2018 HRTO 783 (CanLII) • MM v Rainbow District School Board, 2018 CFSRB 8 (CanLII) • Senior v. Rainbow District School Board, 2017 HRTO 1542 (CanLII) • ND v. Children's Community Network of Sudbury, 2017 HRTO 960 (CanLII) • Labourers’ International Union of North America, Ontario Provincial District Council and its affiliated Local Union Local 493 v Vista Sudbury Hotel Inc., 2017 CanLII 31805 (ON LRB) • Vale Canada Limited v United Steelworkers, Local 6500, 2017 CanLII 25835 (ON LA) • Ranger v. Greater Sudbury (City), 2017 HRTO 186 (CanLII) • Carpenters' District Council of Ontario, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America v Magnum Constructors Inc., 2017 CanLII 4511 (ON LRB) • United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada, Local 800 v Tesc Contracting Ltd., 2016 CanLII 60229 (ON LRB) • Hatton v. Sudbury (City), 2016 HRTO 450 (CanLII) • Lavigne v. Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-North (HSN), 2016 HRTO 265 (CanLII) • The Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America v A3 Construction Inc., 2016 CanLII 6522 (ON LRB) • Presents yearly at the Weaver Simmons Client Seminar Series on a variety of labour, employment and human rights topics.