Emily Denomme once worked at a car factory that required her to push a button every minute to confirm she was still alive. Having worked overnight shifts in a safety-sensitive environment, she understands the impact workplace protections can make both in an employee’s day-to day-life and overall dignity. That’s why she’s committed to enhancing and supporting worker’s rights, whether it is through fighting unscrupulous employers at the Labour Board on behalf of construction industry unions, or taking employers before arbitrators and the Pay Equity Tribunal to ensure that pay equity is maintained in hospitals, nursing homes, schools and universities. Emily also represents employees and unions in human rights cases, advocating resolutely for dignity and equity in the workplace.
After years puzzling through Shakespeare in graduate school, Emily easily holds complicated facts in her mind and streamlines them into compelling legal arguments. She now uses these skills to untangle long bargaining histories and complex pay equity schemes, and to wade through legal decisions to find the decisive nuggets within. Her well-practised writing skills go into drafting the creative and compelling arguments that make the difference before arbitrators and tribunals.
Emily attended law school at Western University. During law school, Emily volunteered with Unifor, helping local reps with upcoming arbitrations, as well as attending mediations and collective bargaining. She also participated in the National Labour Arbitration Competition, both as a mooter and as a coach. She graduated in the top 10% of her class. Emily joined Goldblatt Partners after articling at the firm.
In her spare time, Emily can often be found in her giant red gamer chair (which can also occasionally be glimpsed over Zoom calls and hearings), playing the nerdiest possible video games. She also enjoys reading fiction and exploring all of the dessert places Toronto has to offer.