Evon J. Gayle

Associate, Waterloo

Direct: 519.883.3107
Main: 519.746.0411
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Year of Call: Ontario, 2020
  • Biography

Evon Gayle is a labour, employment and human rights lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Waterloo office. He provides advice and representation to employers in the public and private sectors at both the federal and provincial levels. Evon’s practice includes a diverse range of matters, such as grievance arbitrations and collective bargaining, employment standards, wrongful dismissal claims and civil litigation, and workplace accommodation issues.

Evon has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and various administrative tribunals including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.

Beginning in 2023, Evon will sit on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Bar Association in the position of Regional Director for the Central South Judicial Region.

Evon joined Hicks Morley as an associate in 2020 after previously completing his articles with the firm. Upon graduating law school, Evon received the J.W. Whiteside award in recognition of his outstanding service to the Faculty of Law and the legal community.

Memberships & Affiliations

Canadian Association of Black Lawyers – Member

Canadian Bar Association – Member

Ontario Bar Association –  Regional Director (Central South Region); Member (Labour & Employment Law)


Select Publications & Presentations

“Infectious Diseases Projections and Labour Relations Update” Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association: 2022 Fall Conference and Annual General Meeting (September 15, 2022)

“Recent Amendments to the ESA re the Disconnecting from Work and Electronic Monitoring” Human Resources Network of Ontario Libraries (April 29, 2022)

“Labour and Employment: Canada’s Fastest Growing Area of Law” Black Law Students’ Association of Canada: 31st Annual National Conference (February 18, 2022)

“Disconnect from Work” Ontario Municipal Health & Safety Professionals Association (February 11, 2022)

“Legal Update 2021” Stratford & District HR Association (September 22, 2021)

“Creating Accessible Workplaces” National AccessAbility Week (May 31, 2021)

“Emerging Legal Issues and Considerations in the Workplace” NFP (November 25, 2020)

“COVID and Labour Laws” Southwest Central Human Resources Group (November 5, 2020)


University of Windsor, J.D.

University of Detroit Mercy, J.D.

York University, B.A. (Hons.)