Carol Nielsen is a partner with the firm practising in all areas of management labour relations and employment law since her call to the bar in 1998. Carol started work at the Firm as an articling student in 1996 and joined the partnership in 2004.
She represents a wide range of unionized and non-union clients in both the federal and provincial jurisdictions. Her clients include large and small businesses in all sectors of the economy including sports, social services, information technology, transportation and manufacturing sectors as well as municipalities, and broader public sector organizations.
Carol provides proactive advice and representation to develop cost-effective and practical solutions for avoiding and resolving human resources issues. She is regularly involved in complex and high stakes litigation concerning pay equity, human rights and wrongful dismissals. She has extensive experience with and a detailed knowledge of employment standards legislation and requirements. She also routinely provides advice in such areas as disability management, performance management, discipline, discharge and privacy.
Carol has appeared before various administrative tribunals and Courts and acted as a management nominee in interest arbitrations as well as the management spokesperson at collective bargaining negotiations.
Carol is an active member of the labour and employment law bar. As a member of the Ontario Bar Association, she served as the Editor of the Labour and Employment Law Section Newsletter for five years. She also served for eight years as the Associate Eastern Editor, and before that as Contributing Editor, for the Canadian Labour Relations Board Reports.
She is a passionate cyclist and commutes to work on her bike.
Selected Publications, Presentations and Media Mentions
Human Resources Guide to Discipline and Termination of Employment – 3rd Edition 2018, 2nd Edition 2010, 1st Edition, 2004, Carswell