Ann Sophie Del Vecchio is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Montreal and joined Loranger Marcoux in 2007. Previously, she worked at the Human Rights Tribunal as an intern and a lawyer.
As part of her practice, she assists employers in the various fields of employment law and labor relations. In this regard, she provides strategic advice on the management of their business and works with them to find solutions to the issues raised, both in unionized and non-unionized contexts.
Given her expertise in human rights, she assists employers in the implementation of reasonable accommodation plans, particularly in matters of disability. She has in-depth knowledge of cases concerning excessive absenteeism, a subject for which she is frequently solicited.
Ann Sophie also represents companies before arbitration tribunals, the Tribunal administratif du travail (formerly the Commission des relations du travail) and civil courts.
Additionally, she acts as a conference speaker and trainer during workshops offered by the firm to her clients, in addition to writing articles in La Référence RH, a review addressed to professionals working in the human resources sector. She is also called upon to give conferences and webinars in collaboration with various partners.
She sits on the Omega Community Resources Board of Directors, a non-profit community organization that helps adults with mental health issues.
The recent decisions rendered on the cases Ann Sophie has litigated are as follows:
- Industries Mailhot and STT Industries Mailhot (CSN), April 1, 2020, arbitrator Hubert Graton, regarding employees’ right to additional sick / family leave following the modifications to an Act respecting labour standards;
- Weston Quebec Bakeries Limited v. Desjardins, 2020 CanLII 24113 (QC SAT), March 27, 2020, arbitrator François Bastien, also regarding employees’ right to additional sick / family leave following the modifications to an Act respecting labour standards;
- Boudreault and Société des casinos du Québec inc., 2019 QCTAT 5360, December 4, 2019, relating to the application of section 46 of the Charter of the French language;
- Société des casinos du Québec inc. v. Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3939, 2019 CanLII 86972 (QC SAT), September 19, 2019, arbitrator René Beaupré, with regards to the termination of a croupier’s employment following progressive disciplinary sanctions.
Areas of expertise
Year of graduation from the Bar School
University of Montreal — Bachelor of Law