Amy Groothuis is a partner in Miller Thomson’s Regina Office. She acts for employers in all areas of labour and employment law, and her practice includes every aspect of the employment relationship, from hiring through to termination. Amy provides practical, solutions-oriented advice and her clients consider her a trusted and highly responsive advisor.
Amy advises employers with respect to employment agreements, workplace policies, grievances and arbitrations, accommodation in the workplace, employee discipline, and terminations. She represents employers in litigation involving wrongful dismissal claims, human rights complaints, employment standards, and labour arbitrations.
Prior to joining Miller Thomson, Amy spent eight years practicing law in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, both as General Counsel to the territorial workers’ compensation board, and in private practice, where she acted on behalf of management in a variety of settings and industries.
Amy frequently presents to employers on a variety of labour and employment topics, including the impact of cannabis legalization on the workplace and its impact on safety sensitive positions.
- Member of Northwest Territories law society, 2009 – 2020
- Author, “Dismissal for Delay in a Human Rights Complaint,” LexisNexis Employment and Labour Law Reporter, April 2020
- Co-author, “Civil contempt of court in the labour context,” Labour and Employment Communique, March 12, 2020
- Author, “Dismissal for delay in a human rights complaint,” Labour and Employment Communique, January 21, 2020
- Co-author, “Saskatchewan litigants must ‘pick a lane,’” Labour and Employment Communique, January 21, 2020
- Author, “Workplace Harassment Policies – Did You Know it’s the Law?” Labour and Employment Communique, January 22, 2019
- Author, “Legal Cannabis is Here – Are Your Workplace Policies Up to Date?” Social Impact Newsletter, October 23, 2018
- Author, “Legal Cannabis is Here but my Policies are Out of Date. Am I too Late?” Labour and Employment Communique, October 17, 2018
- Co-author, “Cannabis Legalization and Farm Safety Considerations,” The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law, June 28, 2018
- Co-author, “The Countdown Is On… Cannabis Legalization Approaches,” Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog, June 21, 2018
- Quoted, “Marijuana in Saskatchewan,” Global TV, June 20, 2018
- Co-author, “Workplace Impairment: The Latest for Employers on Recreational Cannabis Use,” Labour and Employment Communique, May 15, 2018
- Quoted, “Cannabis policy in high demand for Saskatchewan businesses,” CBC Saskatchewan, April 25, 2018
- Quoted, “Importance of workplace impairment policies,” Yorkton This Week, April 11, 2018
- Co-author, “How to Avoid the Summertime Blues: Employers Facing Safety Issues with Legalization of Cannabis,” Breaking Ground: Western Communique, March 13, 2018
- Co-author, “The Importance of Workplace Safety,” Labour and Employment Communique, February 26, 2018
- Author, “Impact of Cannabis Legalization on Workplace Policies: Are Employers Ready?” Labour and Employment Communique, February 1, 2018
- Board Member – Ranch Ehrlo Society
- Canadian Bar Association
- Regina Bar Association
- Law Society of Ontario, 2006-2016
Bar admissions & education
- Saskatchewan Bar, 2017
- Northwest Territories Bar, 2009
- Ontario Bar, 2006
- LL.B., University of Ottawa, 2005
- B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto, 2002