Caitlin Meggs helps workers win the protection and benefits of unionization. She assists construction industry unions in certification drives, and fights against employers’ unfair labour practices. She also represents workers in conflict with their employer through the grievance process, including human rights and unjust termination complaints. Caitlin takes pride in making sense of complex situations and ensuring the stories of unions and their members are heard.
While at law school at the University of Ottawa, Caitlin’s commitment to social justice led her to work in the criminal defence division of the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic. She was also awarded a public interest fellowship, which allowed her to provide legal support to women leaving abusive relationships in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Caitlin graduated from law school magna cum laude, and summered and articled at Goldblatt Partners before returning as an associate.
Caitlin was standing up for workers’ rights even before she was born. Her mother was on the picket line for four months leading up to Caitlin’s birth, which occurred on the same day the strike ended.