Jessica M. Kearsey
Jessica is an accomplished lawyer in the area of public sector labour relations. Prior to joining Sherrard Kuzz LLP Jessica was legal counsel to a large public hospital, responsible for several areas of employment and labour law including grievance arbitration, interest arbitration, collective bargaining, mediation and conflict resolution, and human rights and accommodation. Previously, Jessica acted as labour relations counsel for Canada's largest municipal police union.
Jessica's expertise includes:
- Collective Agreement Administration
- Employee Relations
- Employment Contracts
- Grievance Arbitration
- Human Rights and Accommodation
- Interest Arbitration
- Labour Relations Board Proceedings
- Management Training
- Policy Development and Implementation
- Workplace Investigations
Jessica has been an adjunct faculty at Osgoode Hall Law since 2013, teaching labour arbitration, and is frequently asked to speak on a variety of topics for the employment and labour bar. She has been a moot coach for Osgoode Hall Law School since 2010 and is dedicated to coaching and mentoring advocacy skills in young lawyers.
Jessica is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association (Labour & Employment, Education, and Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights), and the Law Society of Upper Canada. She is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Co-Op Education) from Simon Fraser University, where she was a Gordon Shrum Scholar.
Speaking Engagements:Best Practices in Attendance Management
Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) - May 10, 2017
Lessons from 2016 & Tips for 2017
Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), Live Webinar - January 26, 2017
Balancing Attendance Management, Accommodation, and Return to Work - Workshop Leader
LancasterHouse, 2016 Labour Arbitration and Policy & Bargaining in the Broader Public Sector Conference - December 8, 2016
Best Practices for Hiring: Protect Your Business and Avoid Legal Pitfalls
Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) - November 16, 2016