Stephanie Jeronimo is a labour and employment lawyer at Hicks Morley’s Toronto office and the chair of the firm’s Municipal Practice Group. Stephanie advises and represents employers on a wide range of labour and employment matters including labour relations and collective bargaining, human rights matters, wrongful dismissal litigation, employment standards and pay equity issues.
Stephanie regularly works with municipal and hospital employers and has particular expertise in the healthcare, paramedic and fire sectors. She provides strategic advice and representation to a range of employers—including hospitals, municipalities, libraries, long-term-care homes and social service agencies—with respect to collective bargaining and human rights issues as well as employment standards and pay equity matters. In addition, Stephanie regularly represents employers in both interest arbitrations and labour arbitrations.
Stephanie works closely with her clients and provides day-to-day human resources and workplace consulting. She is a frequent speaker on human resources law, particularly with respect to collective bargaining and human rights issues. She takes the time to understand, connect and collaborate with her clients and she uses an interest-based approach to resolve issues.
Outside of her legal practice, Stephanie is a busy mom of two who enjoys singing, cross-stitching, reading, baking and gardening.
Awards & Recognition
Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (2020)
Leading Labour Lawyer
Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2023)
Labour Relations (Repeatedly Recommended)
Memberships & Affiliations
The Advocates’ Society – Member
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment Law)
Select Publications & Presentations
“The Importance of Proper Documentation in Administering the Employment Relationship – Hiring, Constructive Dismissal, Performance Management and Accommodation” Human Resources Professionals Association, Durham Chapter: Labour and Employment Law Conference (June 4, 2021)
“EMS Bargaining Update” Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs 2021 Virtual Labour Relations Symposium (May 6, 2021)
“Bargaining Update” and “Suburban/Rural Breakout Session” Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Labour Relations Seminar (January 19–January 21, 2021)
“Employment Contracts & The Termination Clause” Human Resources Professionals Association, Durham Chapter: An Employment and Labour Law Update Conference (June 5, 2020)
“Municipal Labour Relations during COVID-19” Association of Municipalities of Ontario COVID-19 Webinars Series (April 22 and May 13, 2020)
“Labour & Employment Relations during COVID-19: A Public Library Board Discussion” Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (April 24, 2020)
“Bargaining Update” and “Suburban/Rural Breakout Session” Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Labour Relations Seminar (January 29, 2020)
Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.
York University, M.E.S., B.A. (Hons.)