Thomas Agnew is an employment and labour lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. He advises public and private sector employers on a wide range of human resources issues and regularly appears as counsel for employers in courts and tribunals throughout Ontario.
Thomas advises his clients in all areas related to human rights, employment standards, labour relations and workplace safety issues. He regularly serves as counsel for public and private sector clients in rights and interest arbitrations and frequently acts as lead negotiator in collective agreement negotiations. In addition to arbitration and tribunal litigation, he appears as counsel for employers in court with a particular focus on wrongful dismissal defence litigation.
When not serving as an advocate for his clients, Thomas advises on workplace policies and frequently provides training seminars for clients on all areas of labour and employment law.
Construction Education Energy & Utilities Financial Services Government Ministries & Agencies (Federal and Provincial) Healthcare Manufacturing Municipalities & Municipal Agencies Retail & Wholesale Trade School Boards Social Services
Awards & Recognition
Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2023)
Labour Relations (Repeatedly Recommended)
Memberships & Affiliations
Access for Parents and Children Ontario (APCO) – Member, Board of Directors
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Civil Litigation, Labour & Employment Law, Privacy and Access to Information Law, and Public Sector Lawyers)
Select Publications & Presentations
Instructor, “Collective Bargaining Module” Osgoode Certificate in Labour Law Program (2023)
Queen’s University, J.D.
The University of Western Ontario, B.A. (Hons.)