Lawyer Monthly - Women In Law Awards 2023

35 Canada About Jessica Jessica is a seasoned employment and labour lawyer. Jessica was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2005, graduating with distinction from Osgoode Hall Law School. She practiced labour law as union counsel for the first few years of her practice, moving to management side counsel in 2012. She has taught labour arbitration at Osgoode Hall and employment advocacy at the University of Ottawa law school. Jessica joined Norton Rose Fulbright as Of Counsel in their Toronto office in early 2018, and Deloitte Legal Canada as a partner in early 2020. Jessica’s deep experience as an employment litigator, appearing in hundreds of labour and employment proceedings, informs her current practice as a specialist in workplace investigations. She built and developed the employment practice at Deloitte Legal Canada as specialists in this area, working closely with Deloitte colleagues to provide comprehensive fact-finding expertise to organizational clients across Canada. Committed to developing the careers of young lawyers. Jessica is also the people and culture leader of her firm, engaging and advising in routine performance management and coaching. Jessica also advocates for the advancement of women in the profession, and in particular, flexible working for young mothers. She is certified to practice law in both Ontario and British Columbia. Expertise - Conducting sensitive employment investigations involving allegations of misconduct and policy violation by employees, including senior executives - Together with consulting colleagues, providing advice on organizational design and best practices for HR management - Drafting and reviewing employment agreements - Reviewing, interpreting, and negotiating collective agreements, advising on unionized workplace management - Interpreting employment -related legislation and providing advice and representation before employment -related tribunals - Drafting and reviewing workplace policies and procedures - Advising management on performance management and progressive discipline matters. Deloitte Legal Deloitte Legal is a national law firm, with offices in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. Deloitte Legal was founded over 15 years ago as a boutique firm practicing exclusively in the area of Tax Law, which continues to be the firm’s flagship and largest practice. Deloitte Legal is now evolving to meet the needs of Canada’s business community, with growing specialty practices in the fields of Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Law and Employment and Labour Law. As an affiliate of Deloitte, our lawyers have access to a Deloitte’s global network of subject experts, advisors and clients, and the privilege of providing legal counsel to many of the world’s largest companies. Many of our senior practitioners joined Deloitte Legal from the ranks of the major Canadian law firms with the vision of leveraging Deloitte’s deep knowledge of its clients and their business needs in order to provide them with best-in-class legal advice. Jessica Kearsey Tel: 416-775-2302 Email: Partner, Employment & Labour Law Deloitte Legal Canada LLP

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