Zoë represents employees and employers in terminations, wrongful and constructive dismissals, human rights complaints and matters of workplace discrimination, and she advises employers with respect to restrictive covenants, including non-solicitation, non-competition, and confidentiality clauses.
Motivated by the desire to practice law conscientiously and the understanding that workplace relationships have tremendous effects on the daily lives of employers and employees, Zoë listens carefully to clients and represents them passionately. Zoë thinks outside the box when it comes to problem solving.
Zoë comes to Minken Employment Lawyers from a boutique employment law firm in Toronto, where she focused exclusively on employment law and worked on many complex cases. Zoë has appeared numerous times before the Ontario Court of Justice and Small Claims Court in workplace matters.
Zoë began her legal career with the Legal Services branch of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice, where she appeared before the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in a judicial review hearing, drafted written submissions for the Nova Scotia Labour Board, and worked as a solicitor advising senior policy-makers on provincial legislation and regulations. Zoë has a keen interest in human rights protection, and she has worked internationally with a firm specializing in constitutional human rights litigation as a participant in the Canadian Bar Association’s Young Lawyers International Program.
After completing her Honours B.A. in Political Science and International Development Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Zoë attended the University of Victoria Law School in British Columbia. During law school Zoë was on the editorial board for the law journal and was an elected member of the Law Students Society. She was awarded the Jim Ellis Memorial Prize in International Law in her second year at UVic, and her strong research and oral advocacy skills earned her a spot in the highly competitive Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Zoë was on the Dean’s List annually during her undergraduate degree.
Zoë is called to the bar in Ontario and Nova Scotia, and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Nova Scotia Barristers Society, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.
When Zoë is not at work she spends as much time as possible in Algonquin Park.