Jacqueline Luksha, a lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office, provides practical advice on a wide range of labour and employment issues. She represents clients in human rights complaints, grievance arbitrations, wrongful dismissal and other employment claims, wrongful competition, labour injunctions, restrictive covenants, employment standards complaints and employment contract disputes.
Jacqueline is dedicated to building relationships with her clients and developing a deep understanding of how their businesses work. As a trusted problem-solver, she often acts as their sounding board and provides expert advice for all of their human resources needs. Jacqueline provides proactive solutions by tailoring in-house training for clients on a variety of topics such as workplace investigations, human rights accommodation, workplace harassment incidents and issues related to the use of medical and recreational cannabis in the workplace. To ensure her clients stay ahead of potential problems, she regularly reviews and revises their internal policies, handbooks, and workplace contracts in a strategic capacity.
Jacqueline takes the time to understand how day-to-day issues within a business affect the bigger picture and she decisively guides her clients from the start of a problem to its resolution. As a litigator, she is a skilled advocate who effectively represents her clients before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (including Small Claims and the Divisional Court), the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, administrative tribunals and labour arbitration boards.
In addition to her advisory and advocacy practice, Jacqueline advises clients on mitigating risks during restructuring and other significant workplace changes. She is frequently invited to present on respectful workplace environments to cast, crew and staff working on television and movie productions and has developed a number of customized training workshops.
Jacqueline has a deep appreciation for Toronto’s architecture and delights in exploring the city’s many neighbourhoods. She loves spending time with her family and testing her culinary skills by trying new and delicious recipes.
Arts & Sports Education Energy & Utilities Financial Services Government Ministries & Agencies (Federal and Provincial) Healthcare Hospitality & Gaming Manufacturing Media & Communications Membership Associations Mining & Natural Resources Municipalities & Municipal Agencies Non-profit Organizations Professional & Technical Services Retail & Wholesale Trade Social Services Technology
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)
The Advocates’ Society – Member
Select Publications & Presentations
“Webinar Series on Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021” Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association (February 3, 2022)
“Critical Labour and Employment Law Updates for Corporate Counsel: Navigating Workforce Transitions” Canadian Bar Association (November 3, 2021)
“What will a return to work look like Part 1?” Ontario Bar Association (May 12, 2020)
“Returning to Work – Employer Considerations and Workforce Management Strategies” Ontario Bar Association (May 5, 2020)
“Labour Relations 201 – Mock Arbitration” Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) Labour Relations Seminar (January 28, 2020)
“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.)