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Lavery Lawyers

Michel Gélinas

Michel Gélinas



  • Labour and Employment

WSG Practice Industries


Lavery Lawyers
Quebec, Canada



Michel Gélinas is a partner and a member of our Labour and employment law group. He initially worked in the fields of civil liability and employment, but went on to devote his practice exclusively to Labour and employment law for clients in Québec and elsewhere in Canada.

He represents and advises companies on questions related to labour and employment law and has extensive experience appearing before civil courts and administrative tribunals in these fields.

Over the years, Mr. Gélinas has developed a seasoned expertise in matters pertaining to charters governing human rights and freedoms, union certification, and grievance arbitration, under both the Québec and the Canada Labour Codes, serving private and public corporations as well as parapublic organizations. On behalf of employers, he regularly negotiates collective agreement.

Known for his common sense and strategic skills, he is in great demand with the heads of national and international corporations dealing with issues related to restructuring, outsourcing, and mergers.

He is often asked to advise employers regarding the implementation of effective management and employee communication strategies.

Mr. Gélinas often makes presentations to the firm's clients and employer associations. 


  • LL.L., Université de Montréal, 1976
Areas of Practice

Labour and Employment

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Canadian Bar Association
Employment Law Alliance (ELA)
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Best Lawyer 2016
  • Best Lawyer 2017
  • Best Lawyer 2018
  • Best Lawyers 2019
  • Best Lawyers 2020
  • Best Lawyers 2021


  • English title
  • Major Reform
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  • English title
  • Psychological Harassment in the Workplace: What's New?
  • Psychological Harassment in the Workplace: See to it Before June 1st, 2004...
  • The Court of Appeal confirms the right of an employer to continue its operations during a labour dispute

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