Hermie Abraham is an accomplished lawyer with Advocation, where she works collaboratively with employees as well as employers with their employment, labour and human resources matters. With over 17 years of combined experience in human resources and as a lawyer, Hermie works proactively in strategically advising, representing and training her clients on all labour and employment law matters including:
- Contract negotiations and drafting
- Policy drafting and implementation
- Negotiating severance package
- Wrongful dismissal
- Disability and accommodation matters
- Employment standards
- Workers’ compensation
- Workplace audits and investigations
- Employee terminations
- Performance management
- Workplace safety
- Human rights issues
- Legal representation at courts and tribunals
Hermie has written articles for and provided comments on a number of legal and human resources publications, including Lawyers’ Weekly and HR Professional Magazine. She is a highly respected professor at University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies, teaching Industrial and Labour Relations. She is regularly called upon to conduct trainings on various aspects of employment law and human resources.
Hermie is a lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada in Ontario. She has earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.