Laura Buck is a labour, employment and human rights lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Waterloo office. She advises employers in all aspects of the employment relationship including issues related to hiring, discipline, accommodation and termination.
Laura has successfully defended employers in a wide range of claims including wrongful dismissal actions, human rights applications and contractual disputes. She has a diverse range of experience in civil and commercial litigation. She has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, Ontario Court of Justice, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
Laura provides strategic, timely advice to her clients to assist in proactively managing workplace disputes. She is a strong advocate and a clear communicator.
Outside of her practice Laura enjoys long-distance running and spending time outdoors. She is dedicated to volunteerism and community leadership. She volunteers her time with Pro Bono Ontario and Extend-a-Family Waterloo Region.
Construction Education Energy & Utilities Financial Services Healthcare Manufacturing Media & Communications Municipalities & Municipal Agencies Non-profit Organizations Professional & Technical Services Retail & Wholesale Trade Social Services Technology
Memberships & Affiliations
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment Law)
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Waterloo Region Law Association – Member
Extend-a-Family Waterloo Region – Human Resources Committee Member
Select Publications & Presentations
“Vaccine Policies and the Workplace” Volume 10, Issue 6, Grand Valley Construction Association Journal (2021)
“Can a Worker Refuse to Perform Work Because of COVID-19?” Volume 9, Issue 3, Grand Valley Construction Association Journal (2020)
University of Ottawa, J.D.
Wilfrid Laurier University, B.A. (Hons.)