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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.

Resources

Event/1 March 2019

Phil Abbink Speaks at Labour Arbitration Advocacy: Focus on Evidence Conference

Phil Abbink speaks at the Advocates' Society Conference, "Labour Arbitration Advocacy:  Focus o...
Firm News/15 February 2019

Grassy Narrows First Nation Pow Wow

Grassy Narrows is hosting a pow wow February 16-17, 2019. Cavalluzzo is a proud supporter of the pow...
Event/23 February 2019

Danielle Bisnar Speaks at Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Annual Conference

Danielle Bisnar speaks at the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Annual Conference. She will be pa...
Event/2 April 2019

Danielle Bisnar Speaks at Lancaster House 2019 Toronto Human Rights and Accommodation Conference

Danielle Bisnar speaks at Lancaster House's 2019 Toronto Human Rights and Accommodation Conference, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Blog/28 November 2018

Criminal Liability for Health and Safety Violations in R v Fournier

The Court of Quebec recently delivered an apparent win for worker's rights and workplace safety in R v Fournier. Here, Sylvain Fournier, owner and ope...
Firm News/15 February 2019

Grassy Narrows First Nation Pow Wow

Grassy Narrows is hosting a pow wow February 16-17, 2019. Cavalluzzo is a proud supporter of the pow wow, which is an important event meant to strengt... Read More
Firm News/12 February 2019

Tassia Poynter quoted in Law Times

Tassia Poynter was quoted in the January 28, 2019 edition of Law Times regarding a recently proposed class action lawsuit alleging that television pro... Read More
News/12 February 2019

SHAUN O’BRIEN APPOINTED TO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE IN ONTARIO

Shaun O’Brien, formerly a partner with Cavalluzzo, was recently appointed to the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario.  The firm wishes to ... Read More
Firm News/6 February 2019

Public release of FAFIA & Partners final submissions to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Today the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA), Canada Without Poverty, and Dr. Pamela Palmater ("FAFIA & Partners") public... Read More
News/1 February 2019

Federal Court Approves Settlement in EI Sickness Class Action

On January 29, 2019, the Federal Court approved the settlement the Firm reached with the Government of Canada resolving the EI sickness class action o... Read More
News/17 January 2019

Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms that Construction Lien Act Deemed Trusts Survive Bankruptcy

In The Guarantee Company of Canada v. Royal Bank of Canada, a panel of five judges of the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that statutory deemed trus... Read More
Event/Feb 5, 2019: 13:00 - 15:50

Jim Robbins Speaks at Mathews Dinsdale & Clark Advanced Law Speakers' Series

Jim Robbins s speaks at Mathews Dinsdale &   Clark Law Speakers' Series.  He will be co-presenting a paper on various features of t...
Event/Apr 2, 2019: 09:00 - 16:00

Danielle Bisnar Speaks at Lancaster House 2019 Toronto Human Rights and Accommodation Conference

Danielle Bisnar speaks at Lancaster House's 2019 Toronto Human Rights and Accommodation Conference, co-leading a workshop entitled "Accommodating Empl...
Event/Mar 1, 2019: 09:00 - 16:00

Phil Abbink Speaks at Labour Arbitration Advocacy: Focus on Evidence Conference

Phil Abbink speaks at the Advocates' Society Conference, "Labour Arbitration Advocacy:  Focus on Evidence."  This conference will drill down...
Event/Feb 23, 2019: 02:30 - 05:30

Danielle Bisnar Speaks at Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Annual Conference

Danielle Bisnar speaks at the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Annual Conference. She will be participating in a panel on Top Employment and Labou...
Event/Dec 6, 2018: 09:00 - 16:00

Robyn White Speaks at Lancaster House Conference: "Effective Harassment Investigations

Robyn White speaks at Lancaster House Conference: "Effective Harassment Investigations: A Step-by-step Guide to Conducting Investigations". This works...
Event/Dec 4, 2018

Jeff Andrew speaks at Lancaster House 2018 Labour Arbitration and Policy Conference

Jeff Andrew speaks at Lancaster House 2018 Labour Arbitration and Policy Conference. He will participating in the panel entitled: "Looking Back, Movin...
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...
Case/26 November 2014

Ontario Nurses' Association v. Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

Ontario Nurses' Association v Royal Ottawa Health Care Group - Brockville Mental Health Centre, 2014 CanLII 75060, in which the Ontario Labour Board i...

Class Actions

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: 1 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: 1 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: 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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