Michel R. Carre

Mr. Carré is a partner with Weaver, Simmons LLP. He was born and raised in Azilda, Ontario and is fluently bilingual. He is often called upon to represent clients in the French language. He is a graduate from Laurentian University. Thereafter, he went on to obtain his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) at the University of Ottawa. Michel articled with Weaver, Simmons LLP and returned to the firm in 2009 to practice in the areas of labour and employment law, which practice is restricted to the representation of employers and management.

Mr. Carré provides legal advice on all aspects of human resources issues. This includes performance management issues, including workplace investigations, in addition to advice on severance and termination obligations. He is also called upon to draft, interpret and implement employment contracts and in particular, to enforce restrictive covenants. He also provides advice on human rights matters, in addition to Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) matters.

Mr. Carré also works in collaboration with the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Group in order to provide guidance and advice on labour and employment issues and considerations surrounding mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Carré has extensive experience litigating cases at all levels. He has represented clients in the areas of wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal and other civil litigation, as well as litigating before administrative tribunals such as the Human Rights Tribunal, Labour Relations Board, Employment Standards Adjudicators, Workers Compensation Board/Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Occupational Health and Safety Adjudicators and the Social Insurance Tribunal. He also has extensive knowledge and experience in representing clients in complex matters involving employee theft, fraud and dishonesty claims. In addition to providing general advice on managing the workplace misconduct, he has assisted clients in pursuing claims against employees in the Superior Court of Justice for the recovery of monies improperly taken.

  • Collège Boréal – Diploma (Police Foundations Program) (2002)
  • Laurentian University – B.A. (Law and Justice) (2005)
  • University of Ottawa – LL.B. (2008)
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Sudbury and District Law Association
  • Canadian Bar Association – Member
  • Ontario Bar Association – Member
  • Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario
  • Rayside Balfour Youth Centre  – Board of Directors/Resource
  • Young Professionals Association, Member
  • Conseil d’administration du Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario
  • Sudbury Human Resources Professional Association
  • AOK with the AODA: New Requirements for Accessibility in Ontario
  • The Tort of Snooping and The Expectation of Privacy in the Workplace
  • The Use and Abuse of Social Networking in the Workplace- Where Should Employers Draw The Line?
  • Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario: New Developments, Decisions and Strategies
  • The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board: What You Should Know…
  • Defensible Discipline: More Than Just Papering The File
  • Implementing Effective Discipline
  • Practical Strategies in Human Rights Cases

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