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Jean R. Allard, CHRP

Senior Partner

Jean R. Allard, CHRP


T:+1 514.847.4400

Jean Allard practises employment and labour litigation. His focus includes labour relations, workers' compensation and human rights and he has vast experience with the use of restrictive covenants in employment. He appears before administrative tribunals with jurisdiction in these matters, such as grievance arbitrators, the Commission des relations du travail (Quebec's labour relations board), the Commission des lésions professionnelles (Quebec employment injury review board), and the courts of Quebec, including the Superior Court and the Quebec Court of Appeal, in cases involving administrative law and employment law.

Mr. Allard represents clients in preparing and negotiating the renewal of collective agreements, particularly related to business restructuring and recovery. He works principally with companies in the aerospace and manufacturing industries and has considerable experience with the Controlled Goods Regulations and the ITAR rules.

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  • Education
    • LL.B., Université de Montréal, 1986
    • B.Sc., Université de Montréal, 1983
  • Admissions
    • Quebec 1987
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Best Lawyers in Canada (2006-2017): Workers' Compensation Law
    • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2016): recommended in Worker’s Compensation-Employer
    • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2012-2017): recommended in Occupational Health & Safety
    • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory  (2016-2017): recommend in Worker's Commpensation- Employer
    • Best Lawyers in Canada – Lawyer of the Year (2014): Workers’ Compensation Law, Montreal
  • Speaking engagements
    • Speaker at seminars on employment and labour law, occupational health and safety, psychological harassment and the liability of employers for accident prevention.
  • Memberships and activities


    • Association of Industrial Relations Graduates of the University of Montreal
    • Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et en relations industrielles agréés au Québec 
      • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
      • Former director
    • Graduates’ Society of the University of Montreal
      • President (2003)
    • Council of associate governors of the University of Montreal