David is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. He advises employers in the public and private sectors on a variety of labour and employment issues, with a particular focus on wrongful dismissal defence litigation, human rights, accommodation, grievances, collective bargaining, employment contracts and employment standards.
David has worked with clients to conduct extensive training sessions and has helped guide investigations and any discipline required following those investigations. He provides on-site training seminars on a range of labour, employment and human rights topics to assist organizations with compliance and strategy. He has appeared as counsel for employers before the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Small Claims Court, the Ontario and Canadian Human Rights Tribunals, and the Labour Relations Board.
David is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Human Rights, Municipal, Employment Equity, and Financial Practice Groups.
In his spare time David is an Ontario Bar Association member of council and has served as a director and second vice-president with the Peel Law Association. David has been a member of the teaching team of the “Lawyer as Negotiator” course at Osgoode Hall Law School and regularly presented on negotiation and cognitive bias.
Memberships & Affiliations
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Canadian Association of Black Lawyers – Member
Ontario Bar Association – Member at Large (Labour & Employment Law Section Executive), Council Member, and Member (Civil Litigation Section)
Peel Law Association – Director, Second Vice-President
Select Publications & Presentations
“HR Employment and Labour Law Conference” Human Resources Professionals Association, Northwestern Ontario (May 10 & May 11, 2018)
“Sexual Harassment in the Workplace” ACSESS Toronto Chapter (April 13, 2018)
“High Heels: Stomping Out a Workplace Requirement” Wood Industry Magazine (July 2017)
“Disability Access: Are you Compliant?” Wood Industry Magazine (August 2016)
Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.
York University, B.A. (Magna Cum Laude)