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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.

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Case/13 March 2019

Cormier v. 1772887 Ontario Limited

In Cormier v. 1772887 Ontario Limited, Christopher Perri and Alex St. John represented Kelly Co...
Event/3 April 2019

Amanda Darrach speaks at OBA on SCC Decision: Frank V. Canada (AG)

Amanda Darrach speaks at OBA’s Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law Section, t...
News/22 March 2019

Cavalluzzo at Pro Bono Ontario

Cavalluzzo Lawyers Volunteer for the Day at Pro Bono Ontario Hotline.  The lawyers spent the d...
Event/2 April 2019

Danielle Bisnar speaks at Lancaster House Human Rights and Accommodation Pre-Conference Workshop

Danielle Bisnar speaks at Lancaster House's Human Rights and Accommodation Pre-Conference Workshop o...
Blog/12 March 2019

Case Note: The Guarantee Company of North America v RBC

ONCA holds that statutory deemed trusts qualify as trusts under BIA

OVERVIEW In The Guarantee Company of North America v Royal Bank of Canada, ["The Guarantee Company"], a rare five-judge panel of the Ontario Court o...
Blog/12 March 2019

Case Note: The Guarantee Company of North America v RBC

ONCA holds that statutory deemed trusts qualify as trusts under BIA

OVERVIEW In The Guarantee Company of North America v Royal Bank of Canada, ["The Guarantee Company"], a rare five-judge panel of the Ontario Court o...
Blog/21 February 2019

Ontario Court of Appeal: Mandatory Arbitration Violates ESA

Recently, the Ontario Court of Appeal issued a decision in Heller v Uber Technologies Inc (“Heller”), invalidating a mandatory arbitration...
Blog/12 December 2018

ONA Successfully Challenges Unreasonable Vaccinate or Mask Policy in ONA v St. Michael’s Hospital

In ONA v St. Michael’s Hospital, Arbitrator Kaplan upheld a grievance filed by the Ontario Nurses’ Association (“ONA”) alleging that the introduction ...
News/22 March 2019

Cavalluzzo at Pro Bono Ontario

Cavalluzzo Lawyers Volunteer for the Day at Pro Bono Ontario Hotline.  The lawyers spent the day increasing access to justice for low income Ont... Read More
Firm News/13 March 2019

Superior Court Rules that Employee was Misclassified as an Independent Contractor and Termination Provision Violated the ESA

In Cormier v. 1772887 Ontario Limited, Cavalluzzo lawyers Christopher Perri and Alex St. John recently represented Kelly Cormier in a wrongful dismiss... Read More
News/12 March 2019

Cavalluzzo Lawyers represent USW Local 2251 in Algoma Steel Restructuring

Cavalluzzo represented the United Steelworkers Local 2251 (“USW Local 2251”) in the comprehensive restructuring of Essar Steel Algoma Inc.... Read More
News/6 March 2019

HRTO Hearing Cancellation Leaves Police Officer’s Case in Limbo

Cavalluzzo lawyers Kate Hughes and Tyler Boggs represent Police Constable Heather McWilliam in a sexual harassment application before the Human Rights... Read More
News/20 February 2019

Cavalluzzo Lawyers Support Gender Neutral Robing Rooms

On February 20, 2019, the Law Society of Ontario announced  that it is finally going to address the inequality of the men’s and w... Read More
Firm News/19 February 2019

Advocate Daily: "Federal Court approves settlement with moms denied extra EI benefits"

Advocate Daily: Federal Court approves settlement with moms denied extra EI benefits Read More
Event/Apr 3, 2019: 12:00 - 13:30

Amanda Darrach speaks at OBA on SCC Decision: Frank V. Canada (AG)

Amanda Darrach speaks at OBA’s Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law Section, taking part in their webcast entitled “Let&rs...
Event/Apr 2, 2019: 09:00 - 16:00

Danielle Bisnar speaks at Lancaster House Human Rights and Accommodation Pre-Conference Workshop

Danielle Bisnar speaks at Lancaster House's Human Rights and Accommodation Pre-Conference Workshop on accommodating employees with episodic disabiliti...
Event/Mar 5, 2019: 14:30 - 16:30

Danielle Bisnar Participates in Osgoode Hall Law School Diversity Week Panel

Danielle Bisnar participates in Osgoode Hall Law School's Diversity Week Panel.  She will speak about issues facing racialized lawyers and her ow...
Event/Mar 7, 2019: 09:00 - 16:15

Brendan McCutchen speaks at Osgoode Certificate in Labour Law

Brendan McCutchen speaks at  Osgoode's Certificate in Labour Law conference.  He will be participating in a module entitled:  "Labour L...
Event/Mar 2, 2019: 13:00 - 16:00

Lauren Sheffield Participates in Osgoode Public Interest Career Day

Lauren Sheffield participates in Osgoode's 18th Annual Public Interest Career Day.  The purpose of this day is to increase law students' awarenes...
Event/Mar 6, 2019: 14:00 - 16:00

Lauren Sheffield Participates in Windsor Law Career Day

Lauren Sheffield participates in Windsor Law "Career Day".  She will be at a booth promoting the firm to Windsor law students.
Case/13 March 2019

Cormier v. 1772887 Ontario Limited

In Cormier v. 1772887 Ontario Limited, Christopher Perri and Alex St. John represented Kelly Cormier in a wrongful dismissal action against a com...
Case/12 November 2018

Ministry of Correctional Services v. McKinnon

Ministry of Correctional Services v. McKinnon, 2010 ONSC 3896 (Div. Ct.) This is an application for judicial review brought by the Ministry of Correct...
Case/22 January 2018

OPP Civilian Association of Managers and Specialists v. Ontario Provincial Police

OPP Civilian Association of Managers and Specialists v. Ontario Provincial Police, 2018 HRTO 101, involving a detailed disclosure order in a human rig...
Case/9 November 2017

Fenton v. Toronto Police Service

Fenton v Toronto Police Service 2017 ONCPC 15, (represented public complainants and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in police discipline...
Case/21 January 2016

Ontario Nurses' Association v. Participating Nursing Homes

Ontario Nurses' Association v Participating Nursing Homes, 2016 CanLII 2675, where the Union argued for pay equity maintenance in the proxy sector. No...
Case/9 June 2015

Ontario Public Service Employees Union v. Liquor Control Board of Ontario

Ontario Public Service Employees Union v. Liquor Control Board of Ontario, 2015 HRTO 766, a case involving primarily female casual employees, in which...

Class Actions

Last Modified: 21 February 2019

Blyth Academy Class Action

If you work or worked at Blyth Academy teaching courses there, you might benefit from the Class Action.  We encourage you to fill out the form fo... Read More
Last Modified: 20 February 2019

Uber Class Action

Cavalluzzo is co-counsel with Samfiru Tumarkin LLP in a proposed class action against Uber Technologies Inc. and related companies (collectively "Uber... Read More
Last Modified: 11 February 2019

Employment Insurance, Moms on Maternity Class Action / Assurance emploi - recours collectif

The class action alleges that the government and its EI Commission refused to recognize those sickness leave claims and negligently advised claimants ... Read More
Last Modified: 8 January 2019

Factual Television Class Actions

Class action lawsuits are being contemplated against factual television producers.   If you work or worked for Cineflix, Insight Productions, Boa... 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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