Tracy Bergeron Lucha

Of Counsel
Tracy Bergeron Lucha represents employers in respect of workplace safety and insurance, human rights, and other employment and labour law matters including pay equity, health and safety, alleged employment standards breaches and labour disputes.

Tracy’s combined educational and professional experience uniquely enable her to comprehensively advocate on behalf of employers in respect of employees with complex disability issues.

Tracy has offices in both Windsor and Toronto.

Education & Credentials

Education

Laurentian University

M.A. (Hons), Human Development – Interdisciplinary: Psychology, Kinesiology, Sociology, Thesis in Neuropsychology

Laurentian University

B.A. (Hons), Major - Psych, Minor - Law

University of Windsor

LL.B. (Hons), School of Law

Bar Admission

  • Ontario2005

Prominent Assignments

Representing employers in matters at various boards and tribunals in Ontario including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Extensive experience providing advice to foreign and domestic employers of all types in a full spectrum of workplace safety and insurance matters including registration, entitlement objections and appeals, reconsideration requests, return to work and work reintegration, transfer of costs and SIEF submissions.

Providing workplace safety and insurance training for supervisors, human resources professionals and management.

Advising all sizes of employers in respect of recruiting, hiring and terminating employees and obligations in connection with the sale of a business.

Assisting employers with drafting agreements including employment, confidentiality, non-disclosure, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements, as well as structuring settlements and drafting releases.

Routinely advising employers regarding day-to-day workplace and legislative concerns.

Providing critical document review and recommendations along with assisting in the development of employer literature including policies and handbooks.

Labour practice including representation in grievances and arbitrations.

Assisting employers with pay equity job valuations, analyses, and reviews, responding to complaints and pay equity officers.

Canadian employment law seminars for cross-border clients.

Specializing in representing large and mid-size automotive sector clients in all manner of workplace safety and insurance matters, all sizes of industrial, construction, manufacturing employers, as well as other Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 employers, in workplace safety and insurance matters.

Professional Involvement

  • The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Essex Law Association
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers

Community Involvement

  • St. Joseph Parish Stewardship Committee, former member
  • Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex, former board member
  • Island Roach Runners, former member
  • Flat Rock Triathlon Group, former member

Presentations

  • Human Rights Considerations at the Pre-Hire Stage
  • Integrated Occupational Health and Safety Strategy
  • Bill 168 – Post-Implementation Reality for Employers
  • The Impact of Bill 132 – Preventing Sexual Violence and Harassment in the Workplace
  • Work Reintegration and Employers’ Obligations
  • WSIB New Appeals System and Process
  • Funding Fairness? Employers Issues in the Wake of the Arthurs’ Report
  • WSIB’s Rate Framework Reform
  • Chronic Mental Stress and Psychotraumatic Disability in the WSIB regime

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