Jacqueline J. Luksha

Partner, Toronto

Direct: 416.864.7531
Main: 416.362.1011
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Year of Call: Ontario, 2012
  • Biography

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, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and the Ontario Labour Relations Board.

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 also chairs the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

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.

Awards & Recognition

The Best Lawyers in Canada™ (2023–2024)
Labour and Employment Law

Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2024)
Employment Law, Labour Relations (Repeatedly Recommended)

Memberships & Affiliations

The Advocates’ Society – Member

Canadian Bar Association – Member

Ontario Bar Association – Member (Administrative Law, Civil Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Liberties & Human Rights Law, Labour & Employment Law, and Public Sector Lawyers)

Select Publications & Presentations

“Competing Human Rights: Understanding How to Balance the Human Rights Protections of Your Employees” Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs Spring Education Symposium (May 9, 2024)

“Subtle Acts of Exclusion” Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Labour Relations Seminar (January 23–25, 2024)

“Update on Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Issues” Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs Spring Education Symposium (May 4, 2023)

“Critical Questions for Corporate Counsel: What to Do When High-Risk Situations Are Evolving” Ontario Bar Association Corporate Counsel Association (April 24, 2023)

“Microaggressions in the Workplace” Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association Spring Workshop (April 19, 2023)

“Bill 27 Update: The Latest on Licensing and Regulatory Requirements” PROLINK Virtual Event (January 18, 2023)

“Returning to the Workplace – What are the Legal Implications and Other Issues to Consider?” Human Resources Professionals Association, Durham Chapter (June 2, 2022)

“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 Labour Relations Seminar (January 28, 2020)


Queen’s University, J.D., M.I.R., B.Comm (Hons.)