Areas of Practice

Our proficiency in employment law, human rights, and HR-relations is rooted in our deep knowledge and vast experience in workplace matters and understanding of advocacy issues.

For Employees & Contractors

We assist individuals at any stage of employment, from the onset of a relationship with an employer to their exit from an organization. As trusted advisors, we provide strategic guidance, recommendations, and legal representation. We give our clients the options needed to make literate decisions that work toward satisfying their desired outcomes.

  • Wrongful and unjust dismissal
  • Initial contract review
  • Stock, Share, Deferred and Performance Options, Bonus, LTIP, STIP, and Other Equity Awards
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Executive Compensation Agreements
  • Pay Equity
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Severance Package Review
  • Workplace and Sexual Harassment
  • Discrimination and Human Rights
  • Career Transition
  • Defamation and Reputational Damage
  • Reprisal

For Employers

We help small business employers with the management of workplace and HR relations. Whether itís facilitating policy planning and implementation, navigating employee performance or termination, or resolving legal disputes, our goal is to set employers up with a strategy of success that mitigates risk and protects their business.

  • Employment Standards
  • Labour Relations
  • Workplace Policies and Contracts
  • Performance Management 
  • Accessibility for Ontarian's with Disabilities Act Compliance Disability and Accommodation Management
  • Executive Compensation Agreements
  • Executive Compensation Agreements
  • Human Resources
  • Just Cause Dismissal
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Workplace and Sexual Harassment
  • Defamation and Reputational Damage

Experience Matters

Litigation is not always the right answer, but when it is, Ellen has experience representing her clientsí interests at:

  • Ontario Superior Court of Justice (regular and small claims court)
  • Ontario Human Rights Tribunal
  • Ontario Ministry of Labour
  • Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
  • Canada Labour Code adjudication and mediation
  • Ontario Labour Relations Board (regular and appeal level)
  • Private contractual arbitration
  • Private and mandatory mediation


  • Workplace law litigation and mediation
  • Arbitration, Mediation, and Litigation
  • Labour relations

Sectors & Industries


  • National and Multinational Corporations
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Crown Corporations and Agencies
  • Municipalities and Municipal Agencies
  • Hospitals and other Broader Public Sector Organizations
  • Regulatory Bodies Small Businesses


  • Construction
  • Education
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Food Services
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance Manufacturing
  • Professional and Technical Services Public Administration
  • Real Estates
  • Retail and Wholesale Trade Transportation

We look forward to helping you

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