Yann Bernard is a partner in Langlois’ employment and labour law group. He represents private and public institutions at all judicial and quasi-judicial levels, from administrative tribunals to the Supreme Court of Canada. Possessing a wealth of experience – 20 years in private practice combined with four years as director of legal affairs and secretary general for major school boards – Yann offers his clientele a concrete approach centred on its management needs. The media experience he gained as secretary general is much appreciated by his clients, especially in crisis management situations arising from labour conflicts or other high-profile confrontations.
Yann distinguishes himself by his ability to understand complex labour relations issues and the impact of each grievance arbitration or workplace injury case on employer-employee relations.
He also practises sports law. He gives strategic and legal advice to sports federations and athletes. He represents the Canadian anti-doping authorities (CCES) and was the Ombudsman for the Canadian team at the Olympics in Vancouver, London and Sochi.
In 2013, Yann managed the Langlois team in charge of updating the 7th edition of Le Droit du travail du Quebec (Quebec Labour Law).
Finally, Yann acts as a member and chair of the World Anti-doping Agency’s Committee in charge of accredited laboratories’ discipline.
Last Updated: Feb 2019