Lisa Goodfellow is the Chair of Miller Thomson’s National Labour and Employment Group. She has worked extensively with clients in the transportation sector for 25 years, and for trucking and courier companies in particular. She provides day to day HR legal advice on hiring, training, discipline, managing absenteeism, handling discrimination, harassment and bullying complaints, accommodation requests, terminations, drug and alcohol testing, limiting liability and risk with well-drafted contracts, policies and procedures, legal compliance, and more.
She has successfully defended many large trucking companies in defending applications for certification, unfair labour practice complaints, collective bargaining, human rights complaints, wrongful dismissal actions, employment standards complaints, grievance arbitrations, and federal unjust dismissal complaints. She thus has extensive experience with the federal labour and employment tribunals, and the Canada Labour Code. She has also brought actions and applications to obtain injunctions against departing employees who have stolen customer lists, solicited customers and competed with their former employers.
In addition, she is co-author of the Employment Litigation Manual, a comprehensive, updated resource published by LexisNexis, now in its Second Edition in print and digital format.