Jacqueline Luksha, a lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office, provides practical and strategic advice on a wide-range of labour and employment issues. She also represents clients in human rights complaints, grievance arbitrations, wrongful dismissal claims, labour injunctions, employment standards complaints and employment contract disputes.
Jacqueline has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (including Small Claims and the Divisional Court), the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, administrative tribunals (including the Ontario Labour Relations Board, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Pay Equity Hearing Tribunal) and labour arbitration boards. She also reviews and revises clients’ internal policies, handbooks, and workplace contracts in a strategic capacity.
In addition to her advisory and advocacy practice, Jacqueline is a relationship-builder and problem-solver, advising clients on mitigating risks during restructuring and other significant workplace changes. She frequently conducts in-house training for clients on a variety of topics, such as workplace investigations, human rights accommodation, the impact of medical and recreational cannabis in the workplace, workplace harassment incidents, and is regularly invited to present on respectful workplace environments in the #Metoo era to cast, crew and staff working on television and movie productions.
Arts & Sports Education Energy & Utilities Financial Services Healthcare Hospitality & Gaming Manufacturing Media & Communications Membership Associations Mining & Natural Resources Municipalities & Municipal Agencies Professional & Technical Services Retail & Wholesale Trade Social Services
Memberships & Affiliations
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Administrative Law, Civil Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Labour & Employment Law, and Public Sector Lawyers Sections)
Advocates’ Society – Member
Select Publications & Presentations
“High Stakes: Discussing Cannabis in the Workplace” Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) Labour Relations Seminar (January 23, 2019)
“Weed in the Workplace: The HR Professional’s Guide to Managing Risks Under the New Cannabis Regime” Osgoode Professional Development (October 17, 2018)
“2018 National Conference on Cannabis on Campus” Birchmount Conferences Group Inc. (October 15, 2018)
“Cannabis Decoded” The Globe and Mail (October 9, 2018)
“Workplace Investigations Training” 46th Annual NAEN Conference – Clearwater Beach, Florida (March 15, 2015)
“The Implications of the Increasing Prevalence of Medical Marijuana for Service Providers and Employers” Ontario Bar Association (January 22, 2015)
“The Duty to Investigate Workplace Complaints under the Ontario Human Rights Code…Is Hindsight Really 20/20?” Ontario Bar Association (May 28, 2014)
Queen’s University, J.D.
Queen’s University, Masters of Industrial Relations
Queen’s University, Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.)