Sean M. Reginio

Associate, Toronto
Direct: 416.864.7300
Main: 416.362.1011
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Year of Call: Ontario, 2019
  • Biography

Sean Reginio is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. He specializes in human rights law, pay equity, education law, and equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Sean frequently supports social services, non-profit, and school board clients.

Sean collaborates with clients as they navigate complex issues involving workplace accommodation, mental health law, union organizing drives, disciplinary investigations and Education Act obligations for trustees and administrators. He regularly delivers training sessions and presentations regarding a variety of workplace issues including workplace harassment, management/union relations, employee terminations and attendance management.

Sean frequently provides guidance to employers seeking to maintain their obligations under the Human Rights Code and he conducts policy reviews for clients with respect to equity, diversity and inclusion. He provides a framework for clients to understand the dynamic legal rights of both employers and employees in the context of family status, mental health, gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, religion and other grounds protected under the Code.

Sean provides legal representation to clients in a variety of areas including collective bargaining and grievance arbitration. He appears regularly at the Human Rights Tribunal and Ontario Labour Relations Board. Sean also has experience litigating workers’ compensation, civil litigation and student disciplinary matters.

Sean serves on the Board of Directors for the ONE City Scholarship Fund, which provides post-secondary education scholarships for high school graduates who demonstrate resilience and ambition in the face of financial need and other challenges.

Memberships & Affiliations

ONE City Scholarship Fund – Board Member

Canadian Association of Black Lawyers – Member

Canadian Bar Association – Member

Filipino Canadian Lawyers Network – Member

Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment Law)

Select Publications & Presentations

Panelist, “Brother to Brother” Black Law Students’ Association of Canada, National Conference (February 17, 2024)

“Managing in the Volunteer/Composite Fire Service Workshop – Part II” Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Labour Relations Seminar (January 23, 2024)

“Health & Safety 101” Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development: Fundamentals in Special Education Law (January 17, 2024)

“The Legal Corner” Ontario Council of Administrators of Special Education Symposium (November 23, 2023)

Moderator, “Employment Law: Adapting to the New World of Work: Navigating Trends and Challenges” Canadian Association of Black Lawyers Annual Conference (October 12, 2023)

“An Education Professional’s Guide to Navigating a Unionized Workplace” Osgoode Human Resources Law for Education Professionals (May 1, 2023)

“Post-Pandemic Return to Work – What Should We Think About?” The Canadian Association of Black Lawyers Annual Conference (November 4, 2022)

“Racial Discrimination in the Workplace: Prevention, Identification, and Response” Ontario Public School Boards’ Association Education Labour Relations and Human Resources Symposium (April 28, 2022)

“Mental Health Law for Children and Youth” Osgoode Professional Development (April 6, 2022)

Panelist, “Networking with Black Lawyers from Diverse Backgrounds” Black Law Students’ Association of Canada, National Conference (February 17, 2022)

“Putting Together a Compelling Application – Associate Perspectives on OCIs and Interview Tips” Canadian Association of Black Lawyers and Black Law Students Association of Canada, Third Annual OCI and Interview Prep Workshop Series (July 24, 2021)

“Recent Employment Law and Labour Law Case Update” and “Managing Medical Information” Human Resources Professionals Association, Durham Chapter, Labour and Employment Law Conference (June 4, 2021)

“Workers’ Rights in the Pandemic Era” Queen’s Human Rights Law Club Conference (February 24, 2021)


University of Windsor, J.D.

McGill University, B.A.