J. Mary Burnet

Mary’s work is focused on the areas of labour, employment, and human rights law.

Mary’s work is focused on the areas of labour, employment, constitutional and human rights law, particularly regarding the rights of people to be free from discrimination in employment and access to services. She facilitates employer training sessions on preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based harassment, and on creating safe, inclusive workplaces for LGBTQQIP2SA people.

Mary received her law degree from Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. While at Dalhousie, she completed a term working at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service on criminal, family and poverty law matters. During law school, she also worked as a research assistant on international human rights law projects regarding discrimination in the health care system against women who use drugs (in collaboration with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network), and regarding the criminalization of sex, gender, and reproduction (in collaboration with Amnesty International, International Secretariat).

Mary has her Master’s in Women and Gender Studies & Sexual Diversity Studies from the University of Toronto, and a background in queer- and trans-positive sex education.

Year of Call
Nova Scotia, 2017

Law School
J.D., Dalhousie, 2016

Education
B.A., Dalhousie University and University of King's College, 2008
M. A., University of Toronto, 2009


Services
Employment
Labour Law