Employment and Labour

Employment and Labour

Employment and Labour

Employment and Labour

In an increasingly complex world, with ever-changing employment law requirements, it is important to have advisors who fully understand the legal landscape. The Gardiner Roberts Employment and Labour law group is comprised of highly accomplished, media savvy lawyers who have appeared as counsel before various Tribunals and all levels of Courts involved in resolving employment related disputes.

Our lawyers have published significant books on employment law including the Halsbury’s Laws of Canada volumes on Employment Law and Discrimination and the Federal Equity Manual along with publishing hundreds of articles and significant speaking engagements.

As the world of employment law becomes more complicated, it is important to have a team that understands the nuances and interconnectedness between the common law and statutory requirements of Human Rights Law, Occupational Health & Safety, Workers Compensation, Employment Standards, Labour Relations and the Canada Labour Code.

We can assist Companies and Executives in all aspects of employment law including:

  • Wrongful dismissal and right sizing;
  • Managing and developing workplace policies and programs;
  • Contract drafting and review including Employment, Executive, Consulting, Restrictive Covenants, and Termination Agreements;
  • Human Rights advice, representation at OHRC and Courts, training and policy development;
  • Occupational Health & Safety defense and drafting of policies, training and audit;
  • WSIB (management) representation and advice;
  • Employment Standards advice, policy development and representation at Tribunals and;
  • Workplace Investigations and representation


Soma Ray-Ellis
Primary Contact

Soma Ray-Ellis

Partner and Chair - Employment and Labour Law Group

T 416.865.6709

F 416.865.6636

E srayellis@grllp.com