Andrew Zabrovsky is a partner in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office and is Chair of the firm’s Human Rights Practice Group. Andrew advises clients in both the public and private sectors on all aspects of their labour and employment relationships, with a specific focus on human rights litigation, labour arbitration, and workplace accommodation issues.
Andrew is a committed advocate, regularly appearing on behalf of hospitals, school boards, municipalities, and private-sector employers and service providers before labour arbitrators, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and in the federal and Ontario civil courts. Andrew provides ongoing advice to clients on legislative compliance with employment standards and human rights legislation, and is one of the firm’s key resources on compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Andrew regularly assists clients with complicated human rights complaints, attendance management, and workplace harassment issues, and provides training to clients throughout the province on workplace accommodation and workplace investigations.
Awards & Recognition
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2020)
Workplace Human Rights
Legal 500 Canada 2018
Labour and Employment Law
Memberships & Affiliations
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Ontario Bar Association – Executive Committee Member (Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law Section)
Select Publications & Presentations
“HRPA Quinte and District Chapter” 21st Annual HR Employment and Labour Law Conference (October 29, 2019)
“Policies and Best Practices for Employee Hiring, Integration and Termination” AdvantAge Ontario (September 17, 2019)
“Remedies and Human Rights” Annual Update on Human Rights, Ontario Bar Association (May 29, 2019)
“Human Resources Law: The Year in Review” AdvantAge Ontario (January 16, 2019)
“Human Resources Law: The Year in Review” AdvantAge Ontario (January 26, 2018)
“Legal Update on Human Rights and Employment Law” 2017 HRPA President’s Meeting (January 31, 2017)
“Mental Health – Facing the Challenges to Workplace Inclusion” Frontiers of Human Rights in Canadian Workplaces – Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace (September 16, 2016)
“Personal Emergency Leave: Emerging Trends” HRPA Durham Chapter – Employment and Labour Law Conference (June 10, 2016)
“The Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act, 2005: Addressing Challenges and Promoting Compliance” Ontario Bar Association Institute 2015 (February 2015)
“Just cause and conflict of Interest: Applying the test from McKinley” Canadian Bar Association Labour and Employment Law Section Newsletter (May 2012)
“Compensation in lieu of reinstatement: A deviation from DeHavilland“, Canadian Bar Association National Labour and Employment Law Section Newsletter (February, 2011)
“The Road to Accessibility – The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Employment Standard” Ontario Bar Association Newsletter, Volume 12, No. 3 (August, 2010)
Queen’s University, LL.B.
Duke University, B.A.