Patty Murray is an experienced labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office with a specific interest in human rights matters. She provides ongoing advice to both private and public sector employers on addressing potential human rights issues as they arise including the duty to accommodate, drug and alcohol testing and various forms of discrimination and harassment.
Patty helps employers and service providers, such as school boards and police service boards, develop and implement human rights policies and practices. With a practice based in advocacy, Patty regularly litigates human rights matters at arbitration and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. She is experienced in the defence of human rights complaints.
Patty is a senior partner in the firm’s Human Rights practice group and is a frequent speaker on issues of human rights to human resource professionals. Patty served as the co-chair of the Practice Advisory Committee at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario for over six years.
Awards & Recognition
Best Lawyers in Canada (2011-2021)
Labour and Employment Law
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020
Workplace Human Rights
Memberships & Affiliations
Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Practice Advisory Committee – Co-Chair (2009-2015)
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Constitution & Civil Liberties and Labour & Employment Sections)
Select Publications & Presentations
“Education Labour Relations and Human Resources Symposium 2018” Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (April 27, 2018)
University of Windsor, LL.B.
University of Guelph, B.A.