Rachel Turnpenney is a founding partner of the firm Turnpenney Milne LLP. Rachel’s practice focuses exclusively on labour and employment law, with a particular emphasis on employment litigation and human rights law. She strives to achieve practical, cost-effective results for her clients through the use of mediation and alternative dispute resolution wherever possible.
Rachel appears before arbitrators, varying levels of courts in Ontario and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. She conducts in-house training seminars and presentations on a variety of topics, ranging from basic harassment and discrimination training to individualized training arising from a specific complaint or incident in an organization.
From 2003 to 2010, Rachel was an associate with Canada’s pre-eminent management-side labour and employment firm. In 2010, she formed Turnpenney Milne LLP with Catherine Milne.
Rachel received her Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from Wilfrid Laurier University and her LLB from the University of Western Ontario. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2003 and is a member of the Ontario Bar Association.
In her spare time, Rachel loves to spend time with her family and friends. Rachel has a particular passion for travel and is always striving to figure out how to have a sustainable employment law practice out of a farmhouse in Tuscany or on an island in the Caribbean. She also (since becoming a mother) has formed an interest in creating family friendly travel itineraries (for her own family and others) travelling with young children.