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Experience in the Workplace

Shields O'Donnell MacKillop LLP is a boutique management-side labour and employment law firm. Our lawyers are leaders in the field, assisting employers of all sizes, from small businesses to large corporations. We act for both non-union and unionized employers. The firm also represents senior management and executive employees in negotiating fair compensation and severance.

Our advantage comes from understanding your business and its needs.

SOM employs a proactive approach: we aim to reduce workplace litigation by advising management and human resources professionals on all aspects of workplace law. Our team provides practical advice on employment contracts, discipline and dismissals, labour relations and regulatory compliance, in order to reduce or avoid the costs of dispute resolution.

However, if litigation is required we have more than 100 years of collective experience in acting on behalf of clients in complex, high-stakes labour and employment litigation. Our advocacy skills are respected in the legal community and our professionals are committed to achieving results for our clients.

Recent Blogs

May 16, 2022

Ontario Court of Appeal Dodges Determining Whether IDEL Layoff is Constructive Dismissal

By Todd Weisberg and Lexa Cutler

Ontario employers have been waiting for certainty on whether the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”) displaces laid off employe...

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May 16, 2022

ONCA Finds Sexual Harassment Amounts to Just Cause for Dismissal but Not Willful Misconduct

By Lexa Cutler

In a recent decision, Render v. ThyssenKrupp Elevator (Canada) Limited, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the just cause termination of an employe...

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March 10, 2022

Ontario Eliminates Vaccine Passports, What Does This Mean for Vaccination Policies?

By Nicole Jakobek and Jozef Hadlaw-Murray

On March 1, 2022, the Government of Ontario lifted various COVID-19 restrictions and measures, aimed at moving the province to the second stage of ...

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