Sean Reginio is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. He provides advice and representation to employers and management in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour, employment, and human rights issues including grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, labour disputes, occupational health and safety, human rights, diversity, equity, and inclusivity, accommodation and employment standards.
Sean has represented clients during collective bargaining negotiations, Ontario Human Rights Tribunal mediations and Ontario Labour Relations Board proceedings. He regularly provides training to clients on attendance management, workplace accommodation, workplace safety and applying the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Sean provides guidance to employers responding to union certification applications, effectively managing termination and discipline-related issues, and defending against civil claims. He is well-versed in employer obligations with respect to OHSA, ESA, privacy and COVID-related issues.
While in law school, Sean served as the president of the University of Windsor’s Students’ Law Society and worked at Legal Assistance of Windsor representing low-income clients at tribunal proceedings. Sean summered and articled with the firm before returning as an associate in 2019.
Arts & Sports Colleges Construction Education Energy & Utilities Financial Services Government Ministries & Agencies (Federal and Provincial) Healthcare Hospitality & Gaming Long-Term Care and Home Care Manufacturing Media & Communications Membership Associations Mining & Natural Resources Municipalities & Municipal Agencies Non-profit Organizations Professional & Technical Services Retail & Wholesale Trade School Boards Social Services Transportation & Warehousing Universities
Memberships & Affiliations
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment Law section)
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Canadian Association of Black Lawyers – Member
Filipino Canadian Lawyers Network – Member
Select Publications & Presentations
“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.