Christine O’Donohue has a litigation practice with special expertise in employment law, executive compensation, privacy, and labour-related injunctions to restrain unlawful picketing. She is a partner with considerable knowledge and experience in a range of industries, including real estate and financial services.
Christine provides practical and proactive advice to her clients’ human resource professionals to limit exposure to costly civil actions and human rights complaints. She is committed to helping clients resolve disputes in a sound, fair, and business-minded manner and recommends mediation and arbitration where appropriate.
She works closely with clients to draft employment contracts and restrictive covenants, determine appropriate employee discipline, manage disability claims, and implement workplace policies. She provides counsel on the strategic development of preventative policies and procedures to reduce exposure to litigation.
Christine is often called upon to speak on emerging legal issues.
Christine was appointed Miller Thomson’s Ontario Privacy Officer in 2003.
Professional achievements & leadership
- The Best Lawyers in Canada, Labour and Employment Law, 2014 – 2019
- Co-presenter, “Top Ten Employment Cases,” Miller Thomson’s Labour Relations and Employment Law Conference, Toronto, April 24, 2014
- Beware of Damages for Loss of LTD Benefit Coverage, Labour and Employment Communiqué, October 11, 2011
- The Key to Environmental Compliance, Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy, 1993
- Canadian Bar Association
Bar admissions & education
- Ontario Bar, 1993
- LL.B., Queen’s University, 1991
- B.A., Queen’s University, 1988
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019
In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017
126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....
Miller Thomson recognized in 2014 Best Lawyers in Canada
We are pleased to announce that 80 Miller Thomson lawyers have been recognized in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (this is 15 more lawyers than last year). Seventeen lawyers are new to the list. Additionally, the following lawyers from...
Christine O’Donohue will be presenting at Insight’s 5th Workplace Discipline & Termination conference.
Labour Relations & Employment Conference
Miller Thomson’s Labour Relations & Employment Law Group presents an all-day conference focussing on current labour and employment issues affecting organizations today. Special Guest Speakers: Bernard Fishbein, Chair, Ontario Labour Relations Board Wendy Mesley, Award-winning broadcast journalist SESSION TOPICS: National...
Beware of Damages for Loss of LTD Benefit Coverage
A recent Ontario Superior Court decision, Brito v. Canac Kitchens, highlights the significant risk faced by an employer when a former employee becomes disabled during the notice period, but after long-term disability (“LTD”) benefits have been discontinued. Mr. Brito was...