Gillian Shearer

A founding partner of Shearer Lattal, LLP, Gillian Shearer is an experienced workplace investigator and employment lawyer.

After practicing as an Associate at a boutique labour and employment firm and a global law firm, Gillian moved to in-house roles. Most recently, Gillian was Ethics and Privacy Officer for one of the world’s largest nuclear facilities. In this role, she was responsible for neutrally conducting and overseeing all Code of Conduct investigations in a heavily unionized environment.

Having conducted over 500 workplace investigations, Gillian has expertise in dealing with a myriad of misconduct allegations including workplace theft, fraud, harassment, sexual harassment, poisoned work environment, breach of contract, conflict of interest, workplace violence, safety violations, email and internet abuse and retaliation. Gillian has a reputation for being a fair and thorough workplace investigator. She has also trained Human Resources professionals and Front Line Managers on how to conduct proper workplace investigations.

In addition to her expertise as a workplace investigator, Gillian has experience in dealing with a wide variety of workplace law issues, including performance management, human rights, wrongful dismissal, employment agreements, termination of employment rights and obligations, statutory compliance, the implementation of effective workplace policies, including the introduction of global and local ethics and Code of Conduct hotline programs. Gillian also acted for her clients in employment related mediation and litigation.




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