John-Paul Alexandrowicz is an experienced labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. His practice involves strategic advice and oral and written advocacy in a variety of forums including arbitration, labour boards, human rights tribunals and the courts. John-Paul acts for employers in wrongful dismissal actions, judicial reviews, appeals and constitutional proceedings.
John-Paul provides strategic and practical advice to public and private sector employers on a broad array of labour, employment and human rights issues. He represents employers in certification, related employer and sale of business, unfair labour practice and construction industry proceedings. He also acts as chief spokesperson in collective bargaining negotiations and has assisted a number of employers with picketing injunctions and unlawful strike applications.
John-Paul is the chair of the firm’s School Boards Practice Group. He has significant experience representing public and Catholic school boards in collective agreement negotiations, labour arbitrations, human rights proceedings and education law matters, such as student expulsions. He has taught industrial relations and labour law at George Brown College and Osgoode Hall Law School, where he was the program director for the Master of Laws in Labour and Employment Law.
Arts & Sports Construction Energy & Utilities Manufacturing Media & Communications Mining & Natural Resources Retail & Wholesale Trade School Boards Social Services Technology Transportation & Warehousing Universities
Awards & Recognition
The Best Lawyers in Canada™ (2023)
Labour and Employment Law
Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2017–2022)
Labour Relations (Consistently Recommended)
Memberships & Affiliations
Canadian Bar Association – Member
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers – Elected Fellow
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Education and Labour & Employment Law sections)
Select Publications & Presentations
“School Board Collective Bargaining Act (SBCBA)” Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) Education Labour Relations and Human Resources Symposium (April 4, 2019)
“Grievance Arbitration: Protecting Rights and Resolving Conflicts” The Osgoode Certificate in Labour Law (February 6, 2018)
“Litigating Human Rights Claims at Arbitration” Osgoode Hall Certificate Program (February 10, 2015)
“The Future of Second Guessing: Have the Courts Gone Too Far in Judicial Review?” Lancaster House Canadian Labour Board Law Conference (October 21, 2014)
“Practice Makes Perfect: Becoming a Better Labour Advocate” Ontario Bar Association (March 24, 2014)
Harvard Law School, LL.M.
University of Toronto, LL.B.
Cornell University, M.S., Collective Bargaining and Labor Law
McGill University, B.A., Industrial Relations