As a Practice Group Leader and partner at Siskinds in its London, Ontario office, Mary Lou has been practicing exclusively in the area of management-side employment law for almost 20 years.
Mary Lou recognizes that people are the most valuable resource in any organization. She works co-operatively with employers and human resource professionals to manage this critical resource through practical advice and real-world solutions.
As such, Mary Lou represents employers in the full spectrum of the employment relationship, with particular emphasis on hiring and retention of employees, employment agreements, employee discipline, employee terminations and wrongful dismissal actions, human rights, employment standards, policy development and day-to-day legal compliance.
Mary Lou has also developed a unique subset to her practice. She regularly provides strategic advice to corporate lawyers and business owners on employment-related issues arising in downsizings, closures, and sales, purchases or amalgamations of business.
As a trusted advisor, Mary Lou prides herself on developing strong, long-lasting client relationships while delivering excellent results that are born of talent, training and true commitment to her clients.
Mary Lou joined Siskinds in January 2005 as part of the firm’s initiative to expand its Labour & Employment Group. Before doing so, she spent six years practicing management-side labour and employment law for a large national law firm in both its Toronto and London offices.