Successfully represented a large school board in a labour arbitration where the union sought compensation for expenses employees incurred as a result of switching to remote work at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. All grievances were dismissed.
Successfully resolved an appeal before the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario for a large school board where the complainant challenged the reasonableness of the board’s search efforts in satisfying an access request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Provided strategic advice to school board clients during in-camera board meetings, and to municipal clients during closed-session council meetings.
Successfully renegotiated the collective agreement for full-time support staff across the 24 public colleges throughout Ontario, which covers approximately 12,000 employees.
Regularly advises a large school board in labour matters, many of which involve serial grievors who have a tendency of commencing litigation in several forums at once.
Negotiated a collective agreement for a university.
Assisted in successfully defending a university client against a grievance alleging that certain long-standing positions should be within a bargaining unit.
Successfully represented a school board in a labour arbitration involving the interpretation of a paid leave under the collective agreement.
Successfully defended a university before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario involving claims of age-discrimination.
Counsel to a number of universities and colleges in their grievance arbitration work.