Successfully argued, on behalf of a school board, before the WSIAT that a worker’s appeal for ongoing entitlement to benefits should be dismissed on the basis that the worker had recovered from her work-related injury and that any ongoing symptoms were not related to the workplace.
Successfully argued before the Social Security Tribunal, Appeals Division that employees on lockout are not entitled to Employment Insurance benefits.
Persuaded an arbitrator to uphold the discharge of a municipal employee for benefit fraud.
Represented a program delivery company in an unjust dismissal complaint. Successfully asserted preliminary objection to adjudicator’s jurisdiction based on the complainant’s status as an independent contractor.
Represented a plan administrator before the Court of Appeal for Ontario in a claim for a survivor pension which considered the test for qualifying as a common-law spouse and the administrator’s discharge provision under the PBA.
On behalf of a financial institution, defeated a judicial review application of a Canadian Human Rights Commission decision in Federal Court.
Successfully defended an employer at a wrongful dismissal trial, resulting in the court dismissing the employee’s action.
Successfully represented an employer before the Ontario Court of Appeal on appeal of a decision granting summary judgment in a wrongful dismissal matter.
Successful in having 24 summonses issued against clients of an insurer broker quashed as an abuse of process.
Represent clients as lead counsel in various aspects of litigation including, drafting pleadings, examinations for discovery, mediation, motions, pre-trial, and arbitration.