WHO WE ARE

Cavalluzzo LLP is dedicated to advancing the causes of working people and social justice. We make complex issues understandable, work to ensure that simple matters stay that way and manage your costs effectively. Our lawyers specialize in union-side labour law, employment law, class actions, pensions and benefits, professional regulation, human rights, constitutional law, Indigenous rights and public interest advocacy. Whether in a labour arbitration or at the Supreme Court of Canada, we bring our collective expertise and commitment to excellence to bear on every case.

Resources

News/5 March 2021

Cavalluzzo LLP launches new class action against RBC Dominion Securities

Cavalluzzo class action featured in a variety of new stories across the country.
Event/25 February 2021

Kaley Duff Speaks at UofT Welcome Showcase Alumni Meet & Greet Group

Kaley Duff speaks to newly admitted UofT law students at alumni meet and greet event
Event/25 February 2021

Genevieve Cantin Speaks at NCA Network Event

Genevieve Cantin speaks at NCA Network coffee chat event
Event/2 May 2021

Sheilagh Turkington Speaks at CAPSLE 2021 Conference

Sheilagh Turkington speaks at CAPSLE Conference 2021.  She will be  discussing issues in l...
Feature/2 March 2021

Reflections: Labour, Human and Civil Rights

Charles Roach: Advocate Against Systemic Racism, Oppression and Police Abuse of Power

Charles Roach was a human rights lawyer, activist, artist, musician and prominent leader in Toronto’s Black community, who dedicated his life to advoc...
Feature/2 March 2021

Reflections: Labour, Human and Civil Rights

Charles Roach: Advocate Against Systemic Racism, Oppression and Police Abuse of Power

Charles Roach was a human rights lawyer, activist, artist, musician and prominent leader in Toronto’s Black community, who dedicated his life to advoc...
Blog/1 March 2021

How CERB and EI Impact Wrongful Dismissal Damages

In the context of wrongful dismissal damages, CERB benefits are likely to be treated in the same manner as Employment Insurance benefits despite differences between the two programs.

The federal government introduced the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) in March 2020 to provide financial support to individuals unable to wor...
Blog/26 February 2021

Case Law Review: The Impact of COVID-19 on Employees' Reasonable Notice Period

According to four recent decisions, Courts are taking note of the pandemic's impact on employees' ability to

In Part II in our two-part series on COVID-19's impact on wrongful dismissal law, this blog post reviews four recent cases to discuss the Court's resp...
News/5 March 2021

Cavalluzzo LLP launches new class action against RBC Dominion Securities

New class action claims damages for unpaidvacation and holiday pay

Cavalluzzo class action featured in a variety of new stories across the country. Read More
In the News/4 February 2021

Cavalluzzo LLP Secures Major Win for Employees of the Bankrupt Aveos Company

The End of a Long Saga

On February 3, 2021, the Federal Court issued a decision that puts an end to a long and unfortunate saga.  In 2012, a large aircraft maintenance ... Read More
News/28 January 2021

New Partner Announcement

Cavalluzzo LLP is very pleased to announce that Niiti Simmonds and Michael Mandarino have joined our partnership.

Cavalluzzo LLP is very pleased to announce that Niiti Simmonds and Michael Mandarino have joined our partnership. We wish them both ongoing success as... Read More
In the News/19 January 2021

Province Called on to Close Courts, Move to Remote Proceedings

A group of lawyers, judges and courthouse employees have signed a letter calling on the Government of Ontario to shut down in-person court proceedings... Read More
News/18 January 2021

"Accessing Personal WhatsApp Messages on Shared Work Laptop an Invasion of Privacy"

Sean Fitzpatrick and Michael Thorburn represented the Canadian Media Guild in Canadian Broadcasting Corporation v Canadian Media Guild, wher... Read More
News/26 November 2020

Ryan White Interviewed by Professor David Doorey of Osgoode Hall Law School

Ryan White speaks to LLM students regarding the OLRB's decision that Foodora couriers are employees and not independent contractors

Osgoode Hall's Professor David Doorey interviewed Ryan White regarding the Foodora Unionization Decision and its impact on the gig economy. Read More
Event/May 2, 2021: 13:30 - 14:30

Sheilagh Turkington Speaks at CAPSLE 2021 Conference

Sheilagh Turkington speaks at CAPSLE Conference 2021.  She will be  discussing issues in litigation as a means for challenging racism and an...
Event/Feb 25, 2021

Genevieve Cantin Speaks at NCA Network Event

Genevieve Cantin speaks at NCA Network coffee chat event

Genevieve Cantin speaks at NCA Network coffee chat event
Event/Feb 25, 2021

Kaley Duff Speaks at UofT Welcome Showcase Alumni Meet & Greet Group

Kaley Duff speaks to newly admitted UofT law students at alumni meet and greet event

Kaley Duff speaks to newly admitted UofT law students at alumni meet and greet event
Event/Feb 18, 2021

Kaley Duff Keynote Speaker for the UofT Cup 2021

Kaley Duff speaks to competitors after undergrad moot competition held by the University of Toronto Pre-Law Society's Mooting Board

Kaley Duff Keynote Speaker for the UofT Cup 2021 Kaley Duff speaks to competitors after moot competition held by the University of Toronto Pre-Law Soc...
Event/Jan 27, 2021: 17:30 - 18:30

Sheilagh Turkington Participates in OBA Sponsored Speed Mentoring Session

Sheilagh Turkington participates in the Ontario Bar Association’s speed mentoring session,  co-sponsored by The OBA’s Women Lawyers F...
Event/Dec 3, 2020: 11:00

Cynthia Crysler Spoke at Lancaster House Pension Conference

Cynthia Crysler spoke at the annual Lancaster House Pensions Conference on December 3, 2020.  She spoke on “Pension Plans and the Pandemic:...
Commentary/23 February 2021

"Longer Notice Periods Should be the Norm for Pandemic Terminations"

Stephen Moreau discusses how employees terminated from their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic should expect an extended notice period in looking at t... Read More
Commentary/5 February 2021

"Better Investigations are Needed to Complement Workplace Safety Law"

In today's Legal Matters' Commentary, Jeff Andrew discusses how legislation aimed at addressing harassment and violence in federally regulated workpla... Read More
Article/21 January 2021

"Don’t Panic: 10 Things to Do if You are Let Go"

Genevieve Cantin comments in moneytalkgo.com's article: "Don’t Panic: 10 Things to Do if You are Let Go". She discusses recourses available to e... Read More
Commentary/11 January 2021

"Fair Comment or Foul? That Online Post Could Cost you Your job"

In today's Legal Matters' commentary, Jeff Andrew discusses the impact of posting private opinions on social media, and the possibility of dismissal w... Read More
Commentary/4 January 2021

"A $1.2-million Lesson About the Dangers of Fixed-term Contracts"

In today's Legal Matters commentary, Stephen Moreau discusses how companies that sign a fixed-term contract covering a long period of time could be li... Read More
Commentary/11 December 2020

"One Size Does Not Fit All When it Comes to a Termination"

In today's Legal Matters' commentary, Jeff Andrew discusses the importance of seeking advice after being terminated to avoid making costly mistakes an... Read More
Case/13 July 2020

Foodora Inc.

On July 8, 2020, Cavalluzzo LLP (“Cavalluzzo”) was appointed as Representative Counsel of all individuals who were contracted by Foodora I...
Case/3 July 2020

Ontario v. Association of Ontario Midwives - Divisonal Court Ruling

Midwives Divisional Court Ruling
Case/24 April 2020

Superior Court Judgment - ONA v Eatonville and Henley

A team of Cavalluzzo lawyers obtained an interlocutory injunction on behalf of ONA requiring four long-term care facilities to comply with government...

Class Actions

Last Modified: 18 February 2021

CTS of Canada Class Action

Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement A settlement agreement has been reached between CTS and the Representative Plaintiffs, Claudette Wood, John... Read More
Last Modified: 11 December 2020

Basic Income Class Action

If you were a recipient of the Ontario Basic Income, you might benefit from this Class Action. We encourage you to fill out the form found at the bott... Read More
Last Modified: 3 December 2020

RBC Dominion Securities Vacation and Holiday Pay Class Action

The law firms Cavalluzzo LLP, Roy O’Connor LLP and Whitten and Lublin LLP have commenced a proposed class action against the Royal Bank of Canad... Read More
Last Modified: 27 March 2020

Blyth Academy Class Action - See Below for Settlement News

Notice of Class Action Settlement Have you ever taught a course at a Blyth Academy Ontario campus? If so, you might benefit from a Court-approved clas... Read More

Practice Areas

Our practice is varied – encompassing labour, public, pension, administrative, Charter, civil and employment law, as well as professional regulation – but our dedication to superior advocacy is constant. We represent trade unions, professionals and professional associations, non-unionized employees, multi-employer pension and benefit plans, and other organizations and individuals, in both the public and private sector, assisting them with day-to-day legal problems as well as long-term legal and policy strategies.

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