Erin Moores believes everyone should have a workplace life that is healthy and dignified. She always wanted to make a difference in the world and, after a conversation with a woman lawyer who told her “People will listen to you if you get a law degree”, she decided to study law at McGill University. As she later discovered, people don’t always want to listen to lawyers. But Erin still loves the practice of law as a way to help make positive change happen in individual workplaces, and more broadly as a way to pursue social justice.
Erin began her career with Goldblatt Partners as a summer and articling student in our Ottawa office. Since then her passion for helping unionized and non-unionized employees fight all manner of problems in their workplaces has only grown. She currently works with many types of public sector workers including federal public servants, hospital workers, teachers, and academic and non-academic university staff.
Bilingual in English and French, Erin helps her trade unions and grievors understand and move through legal systems that are often unfamiliar and complicated. She provides the kind of candid advice they need to make the best decisions about their cases, which very often involve multiple elements including harassment, discrimination, discipline or termination, performance issues, contractual issues, and workplace accommodation. Erin also helps regulated professionals like nurses, psychologists and teachers protect their careers and hard-won reputations by defending them against complaints at their regulating bodies.
In addition to her own files, Erin works behind the scenes to make more senior lawyers look good. She prepares probing cross-examination questions, drafts winning legal submissions and provides on-point legal research on all types of legal issues.
As an articling student Erin had a perfect 1-0 litigation record, winning a workers’ compensation appeal in which the worker was awarded over five years’ worth of compensation. She hopes to remain undefeated for as long as possible.