The breadth and depth of our experience in both human resources and key private and public industry areas allows us to develop solutions within the context of individual organizations and the sectors in which they operate.

With this broad expertise, we are able to both respond to and anticipate the challenges and opportunities our clients experience each day.

  • Wrongful & Unjust Dismissals

    Understanding and navigating issues that arise upon the termination of an employment relationship is no simple matter – particularly with ongoing changes in employment standards legislation, complex human rights issues and advances in technology.

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  • Privacy

    In the digital age, privacy litigation is one of the most dynamic areas of law. The law is evolving quickly, drawing on concepts developed before privacy regulators and in criminal cases. Matters are often litigated in a technical context, requiring an understanding of information systems and complex new and emerging technologies. Moreover, the “open courts” principle can conflict with the need to keep information secret and complicate litigation.

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  • Pension, Benefits & Executive Compensation

    It’s not just about the money. Increasingly, executive compensation packages feature complex designs that incorporate pension benefits along with ever more creative bonus plans, and stock and equity options. Defending organizations against employee claims for entitlement to these benefits requires a multi-disciplinary approach to litigation that incorporates pension law, employment law and tax law expertise – and Hicks Morley delivers.

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  • Judicial Review and Appeals

    In litigation, the battle isn’t always over after the first decision. Protecting your interests throughout subsequent judicial review and appeals processes requires expertise, experience and skilled advocacy.

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  • Injunctions

    When it comes to obtaining injunctive relief – to preserve assets pending trial, seize evidence or restrain picketing – time is of the essence. Any delay in bringing (or responding to) an injunction can adversely affect a party’s rights. Injunctions are fast-paced litigation requiring expertise, skilled advocacy and a nimble team of experienced lawyers.

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  • Class Actions

    Class action defence requires experience, subject-matter expertise, strategic thinking and fearless advocacy. With the plaintiff’s bar continuing to push the envelope in seeking to certify novel new claims, the risk of potential damages—and costly litigation—for employers has never been greater. You can trust us to be on your side and get results.

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  • Labour Relations

    Labour relations work lies at the root of our firm’s core business. While we have grown beyond our original area of expertise, we continue to be leaders in this field. We provide labour relations advice, service and representation across all industry sectors—touching on all aspects of the Ontario Labour Relations Act and Canada Labour Code….

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  • Employment Law

    We provide a full range of employment law services for our clients, from helping them manage workplace change and avoid constructive dismissal issues to the structuring of employment contracts and representation during post-employment litigation, including wrongful dismissal proceedings. Services Advice We provide strategic advice and assistance to our clients on such diverse human resources matters…

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  • Litigation

    Hicks Morley’s litigators are well-known for skilled and effective advocacy, built through our frequent appearances before the Ontario courts and a wide variety of arbitration boards and administrative tribunals. We have achieved successful outcomes for our clients, with many cases resulting in precedent-setting decisions. Our litigators  have significant experience with class proceedings relating broadly to workplace…

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  • Pension, Benefits & Executive Compensation

    Our Pension, Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice Group has exceptional depth, with all lawyers devoting their practice to this area of law. Hicks Morley’s Pension, Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice Group provides a full range of legal services covering the legal, regulatory, taxation and human resource aspects of pension plans, group benefits and incentive compensation….

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  • Human Rights

    As groundbreaking new law continues to emerge from human rights tribunals, arbitration boards and courts across Canada on hot-button—and often headline-grabbing—issues, our Human Rights Practice Group provides clients with the strategic, practical advice they need to respond to the unique challenges of this area on all fronts. Whether in respect of new protections of discrimination…

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  • Occupational Health

    Our Occupational Health Practice Group provides clients with comprehensive advice and representation on all issues relating to occupational health. This includes: advising on compliance issues relating to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) or the Canada Labour Code (CLC) developing and monitoring health and safety policies providing advice on the enforcement of safety policies…

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  • Workplace Safety & Insurance

    The proactive management of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claims and financial issues can significantly reduce employers’ costs. We help our clients deal with practical day-to-day issues relating to workplace safety and insurance including: representation before the WSIB and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal accident investigation and reporting return of injured employees…

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  • Information, Data Security & Privacy

    Our Information, Data Security & Privacy Practice Group helps clients in the public and private sectors with a range of information and data-related matters involving security and privacy incident response as well as security and privacy policy and compliance. Additionally, the group assists with matters involving the defence of information and data-related complaints and claims….

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  • Pay Equity

    Employers have an obligation to achieve and maintain pay equity under both the Ontario Pay Equity Act and the federal Canadian Human Rights Act, and Hicks Morley has extensive expertise in these areas. Recognizing that the costs associated with pay equity compliance can be significant, we encourage our clients to be as proactive as possible in…

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