Michael A. Jaworski

Michael provides advice to employers and management in both the private and public section on a wide range of labour and employment issues. Having assisted a variety of employers with responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael has developed expertise in navigating complex public health directives and integrating those directives into clients’ occupational health and safety policies.

Cassandra E. Jarvis

Cassandra provides advice to employers and management in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour and employment issues. Cassandra has assisted clients operating in various Canadian provinces in a wide range of issues in litigation, labour, human rights and workplace safety and insurance, and is well-positioned to assist employers working across provincial boundaries to navigate disputes and ensure regulatory compliance.

Rachel M. Counsell

Rachel Counsell is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She provides advice and representation to employers and management in both the private and public sector on a wide-range of labour, employment, and human rights issues, including grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, labour disputes, occupational health and safety, human rights and accommodation, and employment standards.

Gabrielle A. Lemoine

Gabrielle provides advice and representation to employers and management in both the private and public sector on a wide-range of labour and employment issues. Having recently clerked at the Federal Court of Appeal, Gabrielle is uniquely positioned to assist clients with judicial reviews and appeals.

Danika L. Winkel

Danika provides advice to employers and management in both the private and public section on a wide range of labour and employment issues. Having previously worked for a plaintiff-side firm, Danika is uniquely positioned to assist employers in navigating the litigation process.

Ontario Moves Forward with Amendments to the Class Proceedings Act, 1992

Recent reforms to Ontario’s class action regime will come into effect on October 1, 2020. Ontario’s Smarter and Stronger Justice Act, 2020 (Act), which received Royal Assent on July 8, 2020, amends various statutes related to the province’s courts and justice system. Schedule 4 of the Act makes significant revisions to the Class Proceedings Act,…

Eleanor A. Vaughan

Eleanor assists employers and management in resolving litigation and legal disputes, whether through principled settlement negotiations or courtroom advocacy.

Supreme Court of Canada Dismisses Uber Appeal – Proposed Class Action Can Now Proceed in Ontario Courts

On June 26, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada released Uber Technologies Inc. v. Heller and dismissed an appeal of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision which held that the arbitration clause in Uber’s standard form services agreement (Agreement) was invalid both because it was unconscionable and because it contracted out of mandatory provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). We previously reported on the Court of Appeal decision.