Successfully defended a Canadian university in a pension claim brought by a former employee, where the applicant seeking early retirement failed to give notice of retirement by the window deadline provided in the plan text.
Represented a large broader public sector employer in the first negotiation of a Jointly Sponsored Pension Plan (JSPP) conversion under Ontario’s new transfer rules (2016 and ongoing).
Lead pension counsel representing U.S. Steel Canada Inc. (Stelco) on its ongoing restructuring under the CCAA (filed on September 16, 2014).
Successfully defended an employer at a wrongful dismissal trial, resulting in the court dismissing the employee’s action.
Successfully defending a university before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in an application asserting that a university discriminated based on age and place of origin in a job competition for a tenure track position.
Representing a school board in a grievance claiming notice and severance on behalf of general interest instructors, successfully arguing that payments should be pro-rated based on intermittent service.
Successfully representing a private sector client in an grievance regarding the termination of an employee for threats of violence.
Successfully representing a municipality in a grievance regarding the termination of an employee for benefits fraud.
Representing a hospital in an application under the Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act following a merger.
Successfully represented a school board against an allegation of failure to accommodate where the Board ultimately terminated a teacher where she claimed to be totally disabled and previous efforts at accommodation proved unsuccessful.