barteaux labour and employment lawyers

Jennifer Weston

Jennifer Weston

Practice Overview

Jennifer brings to Barteaux wide-ranging experience in conflict resolution and advocacy cultivated in the areas of labour law and family law. She has appeared before professional discipline bodies, at arbitration hearings, Small Claims Court, Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Court of Appeal.

With a background in Human Resource Management and training in Mediation and Collaborative Law, Jennifer has always been interested in what drives and motivates human behaviour. Her focus is helping her clients protect against legal challenges and maintain a happy, productive workplace, free from harassment. She shows employers how to turn workplace conflict into an opportunity to strengthen employer/employee relationships.

Jennifer’s current practice interests include workplace investigations and assessments, mediation and negotiations. Prior to joining Barteaux, she was a labour relations officer and lawyer for a large union in New Brunswick, working on collective agreement interpretation, workplace accommodations and workers compensation rights, attendance management programs, performance management, policy grievances, contested job competitions and harassment complaints.

Year of Call

New Brunswick, 2014
Nova Scotia, 2019

  • Jennifer is passionate about travelling and learning about different cultures. During university, she spent a year in France studying international business and a summer in Rwanda working for the Ministry of Justice.  She enjoyed studies in effective communication methods, alternative forms of dispute resolution and inter-cultural cooperation. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys participating in tennis, yoga and book club.

    Active in her community, Jennifer is a member of the Dartmouth Community Health Board and is Vice-Chair of the CBA-NS Constitutional and Human Rights Section.  Prior to moving to Nova Scotia, she served on the board of the Fredericton Legal Advice Clinic for several years, most recently as President, and she has volunteered with the Multicultural Association of Fredericton, the International Development Committee of the YMCA and the Junior Achievement Company Program.

    • Presenter, CPHR Annual Conference, Vision 2020, Jan. 23, 2020
    • Presenter, RBC Business Development Breakfast: Building Trust
    • Presenter, Lancaster audio conference, “Discipline in Disguise? Drawing the line between valid discipline and retaliation”, July 11, 2019
    • Moderator, ELA webinar: Employment Law in Canada, A Year in Review, Jan. 28, 2019
    • Blog Post: 3 Ways to Transition Employment Contracts on Transfer of a Business, Nov. 15, 2019
    • Published in Business Voice, Halifax’s Business Magazine, Halifax Chamber of Commerce, November 2019, Volume 28 Issue 10
    • Published in Employment and Labour Law Reporter, Volume 28, Number 12, March 2019 (Cited as (2019), 28 E.L.L.R.)
    • Blog Post: How to Prepare for New Brunswick’s Updated Workplace Violence and Harassment Policy Requirements, March 28, 2019
    • Blog Post: Enforcing Zero-Tolerance Policies in the Workplace? Not so fast! Jan. 28, 2019
    • Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society – Member
    • Constitutional and Human Rights Section CBA – NS – Vice Chair
    • Chartered Professional in Human Resources Nova Scotia (CHRP) – Associate Member
    • Canadian Bar Association – Member
    • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) – Member
    • Employment Law Alliance (ELA) – Atlantic Canada Member
    • The Advocates Society – Member
    • Juris Doctor (Law) (2013), University of New Brunswick
    • B.B.A. Human Resource Management and International Business (2008), University of New Brunswick
    • Interest-Based Mediation Training, University of Prince Edward Island Mediation Practitioners Certificate Program (June 2019)
    • Workplace Investigation Certificate, Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) (February 2019)