Practice Expertise

  • Labour and Employment

Areas of Practice

  • Labour and Employment

WSG Practice Industries



Brittany Carson is a member of the Labour and employment law group. She joined Lavery after articling with the firm. Ms. Carson advises her clients on all aspects of employment law, including employment standards litigation and the review of employment contracts and company policies. She regularly represents employers in human rights matters and complex actions before the civil courts, including injunctive proceedings. She also practices in the area of labour relations, including grievance arbitration and certification disputes. Ms. Carson represents clients before Quebec?s administrative tribunals and civil courts. Ms. Carson also practises in the area of workers? compensation litigation. 

Prior to completing her studies in law, Ms. Carson earned an Honours B.A. in political science with a major in philosophy from McGill University. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.

  • Guy Lavoie, Brittany Carson and Elodie Brunet, New Perspectives on Canadian Employment Law, under the direction of Malcolm MacKillop and Christine Thomlison, LexisNexis, 2014 (Chapter 16 : Employment Law and Practice : Current Issues).


  • B.C.L., LL.B. Integrated Program, McGill University, 2013
  • I.M.E. Prize in Commercial Law, Caron Memorial Trophy Cup in the law of security, Dean?s honour list 2012
  • B.A.  Honours Political Science, Major Concentration Philosophy, McGill University, 2009

Areas of Practice

  • Labour and Employment

Professional Career

Professional Associations
Young Bar Association of Montréal
Canadian Bar Association

Professional Activities and Experience
  • Best Lawyers 2024


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