Hendrik is a partner at Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP. Hendrik has represented businesses and executives in a wide range of employment and labour litigation, including wrongful dismissal litigation, human rights applications, labour arbitrations, workplace safety hearings, and fiduciary litigation. Hendrik has extensive experience as litigation counsel in trials, appeals, arbitrations, and injunctions, and has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Appeal. Hendrik advises businesses in many sectors, including manufacturing, banking, financial services, health care, entertainment, publishing, retail, IT, and charitable and public sectors.
In addition to his litigation practice, Hendrik is a frequent speaker and writer on employment and labour law matters. Hendrik has co-authored two books, and has written for Canadian Lawyer In House magazine, HR Professional magazine, Canadian HR Reporter, and the Financial Post. Hendrik has presented at the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, the Institute for Professional Management, the Toronto Entrepreneurs and Recruiters Conferences, and the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) Annual National Conference. Hendrik is also a member of the Board of Directors of both the HRPA Toronto Chapter and a non-profit daycare.
Before joining the firm, Hendrik received his law degree from Queen’s University, and clerked for the judges of the Ontario Divisional Court. Hendrik is from the small Niagara town of Port Colborne, Ontario.