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 sewing, tennis, yoga and book club.

    Active in her community, Jennifer is co-chair of the Dartmouth Community Health Board, an editor of Atlantic Canada CPHRs’ Promptu magazine and a frequent volunteer of the Community Justice Society’s Restorative Justice Circles. 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.
    • Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society – Member
    • 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)