Jacquie Dagher  

Senior Associate

Executive Summary

Jacquie Dagher is a senior associate in our Ottawa office. Jacquie practises civil litigation with an emphasis on health law, labour and employment, commercial litigation and insurance defence. She has appeared before the Small Claims Court, Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, Federal Court, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Canadian Human Rights Commission, Ottawa Real Estate Board and Supreme Court of Canada.

Jacquie is fluently bilingual in English and French and practises in both official languages. She also speaks Arabic.

Representative Work

  • Regularly advises healthcare institutions on various legal issues and acts on their behalf in relation to medical malpractice suits, risk management, human rights matters and provides general advice.
  • Acts for a number of insurers in respect of personal injury, general liability and professional negligence claims.
  • Acts for individuals before the Federal Court of Appeal in respect of judicial reviews.
  • Acts on behalf of employers in employment law and human rights matters.
  • Acts on behalf of unionized employers in all aspects of labour law, with a particular expertise in collective bargaining and both rights and interest arbitration.
  • Acts on behalf of employers in human rights matters.

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "Human Rights Decisions of 2015," BLG Labour and Employment Symposium 2015, Ottawa.
  • Speaker, "Human Rights Update," BLG Presentation to Hospital Risk Managers 2015, Ottawa.
  • Speaker, "Know Your Human Rights Obligations," Infonex 2015, Ottawa.
  • Speaker, "Managing Mental Illness in the Workplace," BLG Labour and Employment Symposium 2014, Ottawa.
  • Speaker, "Drug & Alcohol Testing in the Workplace," BLG Labour and Employment Update 2013, Ottawa.
  • Speaker, Ontario's Human Rights Code in the Hospital Context," BLG Presentation to Hospital Risk Managers 2013, Ottawa.
  • Speaker, “Constructive Dismissal – Is it or is It Not?” BLG Labour and Employment Update 2012, Ottawa.
  • Speaker, “Does Your Dress Code Policy Go Too Far?” BLG Labour and Employment Update 2012, Ottawa.
  • Speaker, “Health Law Update – From Circle of Care to Car Seats: 7 Things You Need to Know,” BLG Presentation to Hospital Risk Managers 2012, Ottawa.
  • Author, “Are Your Managers Really Managers? The Legal Concept of “Manager” Under the Canada Labour Code,” 2011.
  • Speaker, “Charting in Hospitals and Consent and Capacity,” BLG Presentation to Hospitals 2011, Ottawa.
  • Speaker, “Hospitals in the Courts: Case Law Update,” BLG Presentation to Hospital Risk Managers 2011, Ottawa.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recipient, Yvon Blais prize for having highest cumulative grade point average in the LLB French Common Law program.
  • Recipient, BLG research Fellowship in 2007.
  • Member, recipient team of the Lexpert® 2011 Zenith Award for the Pro Bono services offered to veterans who were unsuccessful before the Veterans Review & Appeal Board in their application for judicial review by the Federal Court.