As a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office, Simon Mortimer’s practice is focused on the strategic management of conflict and change. He consults with employers to proactively manage workplace issues without litigation or work disruption.
Simon represents employers, whether under federal or provincial regulation, in collective bargaining negotiations with a variety of unions and locals of unions. He regularly appears before labour boards (OLRB, CIRB) ensuring due process and democracy in certification applications, responding to allegations of unfair labour practices and intervening, where appropriate, in duty of fair representation complaints and decertification applications. He also provides ongoing counsel on privacy, employment, human rights and grievance arbitrations.
Simon is a proud father of two and, clients should be warned, he likes to talk about his children!
Awards & Recognition
The Best Lawyers in Canada (2015-2018)
Labour & Employment Law
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2014-2017)
Employment Law, Labour Relations (Repeatedly Recommended)
The International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers (2017)
Labour & Employment
Memberships & Affiliations
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers – Member
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Ontario Bar Association – Member-at-Large (Labour & Employment Law Section)
University of Windsor, LL.B.
University of Western Ontario, B.A.