Teresa advises management-side labour and employment law from many different industries in Alberta, Quebec and Nunavut on the labour and employment aspects of day-to-day issues. Her work includes labour and employment litigation, arbitrations, human rights, collective bargaining, draft of employment contracts, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, harassment policies and general employment polices and practices.
She also is recognized as a leading practitioner in Alberta in advising and representing school boards and independent schools on a wide variety of labour and education matters in respect to labour arbitrations, Board of Reference hearings, collective bargaining, wrongful dismissals, human rights, privacy, employment standards, sexual harassment, constitutional law, student-related issues, school closures, policy review, internal investigations and school board governance/school trustee matters.
Teresa has appeared before every level of Court of in Alberta, the Supreme Court of Canada, Alberta Labour Relations Board, Canada Industrial Relations Board, various Human Rights Tribunals, Arbitration Boards and other administrative tribunals, including hearings before school boards of trustees.
For 11 years Teresa taught a law course in French to University of Alberta Business students at the Campus St. Jean at the University of Alberta. In 2004 she founded the Education Law Section of the Northern Section of the Canadian Bar Association. She currently publishes the monthly national education law newsletter, Vis-à-Vis, issued by the Alberta School Boards Association.
McLennan Ross is a well established law firm committed to serving the legal needs of Albertans and Northerners. Founded over 100 years ago, McLennan Ross has grown today to more than 80 lawyers and an extensive support staff, with offices in Edmonton, Calgary and Yellowknife.
Featuring the largest and most experienced management-side Labour & Employment practice group in Alberta and the North, one of the West's premier Litigation groups and a solid team of Corporate Commercial Securities professionals, McLennan Ross has a reputation for client service excellence and substantial experience and expertise in a number of practice areas.
Over the years, McLennan Ross and its legal professionals have been involved in numerous landmark cases, at all levels of the Canadian judicial system including the Supreme Court of Canada. The outcomes of these cases have often had a profound effect on the legal framework in which many businesses operate today.
Led by senior partners Rod McLennan, Q.C. (recognized by LEXPERT magazine as one of the Top 25 Commercial Litigators in Canada) and Dave Ross, Q.C. (Alberta's most experienced labour and employment lawyer), McLennan Ross lawyers are capable of providing assistance on just about any legal issue in a cost effective and efficient manner.
What separates McLennan Ross from other law firms is our ability to see "beyond the law" - recognizing and appreciating how legal difficulties can significantly impact a client's life and their business. Strategic thinking, grounded in a solid understanding of the realities of the business world and basic common sense, is a hallmark of McLennan Ross.
McLennan Ross clients include businesses of all sizes, from virtually every sector of the economy, along with individuals, not-for-profit organizations and governments. These clients reside and conduct business throughout Western Canada, the North and around the world.
Our success comes from the results we secure on behalf of our clients, and that continues to be the measure of our firm and our people.
Firm Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation, Construction, Corporate Commercial Securities, Energy Environmental & Regulatory, Estates, Trusts & Taxation, Financial Services, Health, Insurance & Risk Management, Labour & Employment, Media, Occupational Health & Safety, Professional Liability, Restructuring & Insolvency