Statement of Principles

As a law firm made up of licensees of the Law Society of Ontario, we have each adopted a personal Statement of Principles. Collectively, we confirm our belief in and commitment to the following overarching principles:

  • We recognize and support the Law Society in its commitment to inclusive legal workplaces in Ontario, a reduction of barriers created by racism, sexism, unconscious bias and discrimination and better representation of Indigenous and racialized licensees in the legal professions in all legal workplaces and at all levels of seniority;
  • We recognize and take seriously our special responsibility as members of the legal profession to protect the dignity of all individuals, and to respect and uphold human rights laws in force in Ontario;
  • We support a commitment to reconciliation for Indigenous peoples and acknowledge that we are collectively responsible to support improved relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Ontario and Canada; and
  • We are committed to our obligation to promote equality, diversity, anti-racism and inclusion generally and in our behaviour towards colleagues, employees, clients and the public.

We are committed to both the letter and spirit of human rights legislation.

Recent News

News/6 January 2023

Significant Decision for Employees: Court Certifies Unpaid Vacation and Public Holiday Pay Class Action Against RBC Dominion Securities

The class action was initiated by Cavalluzzo LLP

On December 29, 2022, the Ontario Superior Court certified a class proceeding against RBC Dominion Securities, which claims that this employer failed ... Read More
News/15 December 2022

New Court of Appeal Administrative Law Decision Applies Vavilov to Decisions from the Ontario Labour Relations Board

Cavalluzzo LLP lawyers are proud to have represented the Appellants

On November 16, 2022 the Court of Appeal found that the Divisional Court incorrectly quashed three OLRB decisions by misapplying the standard of reaso... Read More
News/12 December 2022

"Duty to Mitigate Doesn’t Mean You Must Take An Inferior Job Offer"

In today's Legal Matters, Jeff Andrew discusses the responsibility of an employee owed severance after being wrongfully dismissed to seek new employme... Read More
News/29 November 2022

Bill 124 Declared Unconstitutional

Significant Win For The Labour Movement

Today, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that Bill 124, the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019 substanti... Read More
News/29 November 2022

"Human Rights Ruling is Unlikely to Change how Claims are Adjudicated"

In today's Legal Matters, Jeff Andrew comments on  a recent Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) ruling that dealt with the jurisdiction of wo... Read More
News/15 November 2022

Cavalluzzo LLP Awarded on The Globe and Mail Canada’s Best Law Firms 2023 List

Recognized in Human Rights and Labour & Employment Law

Cavalluzzo LLP has been awarded on The Globe and Mail’s list of Canada’s Best Law Firms 2023 in the Human Rights and Labour & Employment area Read More