Evon Gayle is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Waterloo office. He advises private and public sector employers and management on a wide variety of issues involving labour, employment, human rights and accommodation, occupational health and safety, as well as workplace safety and insurance.
Evon received his Canadian JD from the University of Windsor in 2019, as well as his American JD from the University of Detroit Mercy that same year. While at law school, Evon was an active member of numerous student organizations and the broader community. As a result, he received the J.W. Whiteside award for graduating students in recognition of outstanding services to the Faculty of Law and the legal community. Notably, Evon was a first-year legal research and writing Teaching Assistant, a labour law Research Assistant, and intern to Judge Jennifer Faunce at the 16th Circuit Court in Michigan. He was also a volunteer case worker for two Legal Aid Clinics.
Before attending law school, Evon received a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) from York University, with a concentration in Human Rights. Evon summered with a GTA municipality prior to articling with the firm and returning as an associate in 2020.
Arts & Sports Colleges Education Energy & Utilities Financial Services Government Ministries & Agencies (Federal and Provincial) Healthcare Hospitality & Gaming Long-Term Care and Home Care Media & Communications Municipalities & Municipal Agencies Professional & Technical Services Retail & Wholesale Trade School Boards Social Services Universities
Memberships & Affiliations
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment Section)
Ontario Bar Association – Council Member (Central South Region)
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Canadian Association of Black Lawyers – Member
Select Publications & Presentations
“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.)