Counsel to various film and television production companies in connection with all employment and labour-related matters.
Ongoing strategic advice to clients in the private, public, and municipal sectors in connection with accommodation, workplace harassment, discipline, termination and restructuring issues.
Advised and represented hospitals and private sector employers on various pandemic-related issues.
Successfully represented a national client in a 2-day trial at the Alberta Provincial Court, defending a termination for cause of an employee in a safety-sensitive role.
Represented a financial institution in successfully having an unjust dismissal complaint before the Canada Industrial Relations Board dismissed, on the basis that the Board lacked jurisdiction to hear the complaint because the complainant previously filed a complaint under Part II of the Canada Labour Code.
Successfully represented a global retailer in multiple complaints before the Ministry of Labour, including regarding a for cause termination of an employee, and a constructive dismissal claim.
Successfully represented a health unit in a judicial review of a decision by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario relating to the applicant’s practicum.
Successfully represented an entertainment facility on the appeal of the employee’s application to the court for a declaration that the facility had surrendered its common law right to terminate without notice through its policies and procedures.
Successfully represented an employer before the Divisional Court on an appeal involving issues of frustration of contract and the duty to accommodate.
Successful overturned initial entitlement in a strain and hernia case based on an expert medical opinion that the worker’s injury was actually a complication of recent surgery.