Bio

Chris practices in the areas of labour law, civil litigation, and professional regulation/discipline. He is also a member of the firm's education and benefits law groups.

Chris' labour and professional regulation/discipline practices focus on the representation of employees in all matters arising from their employment. This includes the representation of professionals before their regulators, as well as grievance arbitration and workplace human rights issues. In his civil litigation practice Chris represents individuals with a range of workplace related issues, including wrongful dismissal, employment standards, and disability benefits.

As counsel, Chris has represented unions, professional organizations, and employees before arbitrators, mediators, and other administrative tribunals. He has also appeared in trial and appellate level courts in both Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Chris is also co-editor of the legal text, Education Labour and Employment Law in Ontario published by Thomson Reuters.

Chris received his LL.B. from Dalhousie University. He summered and articled with the firm and he was an associate at the firm prior to becoming a partner.

Education

  • Call to the Ontario Bar, 2010
  • Dalhousie University, LL.B., 2009
  • Brock University, M.A., 2005
  • McMaster University, B.A., 2003

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Related News

News/9 April 2021

Article Written by Cavalluzzo Published on Legal Matters Canada

Published Article Focuses on How Complaints Against Ontario Teachers are Investigated

News/5 March 2021

Cavalluzzo LLP launches new class action against RBC Dominion Securities

New class action claims damages for unpaid vacation and holiday pay

Related Events

Event/Nov 1, 2019: 14:30 - 15:10

Stephen Moreau and Chris Perri Speak at 20th Annual Employment Law Summit

Stephen Moreau and Chris Perri speak at  the Law Society of Ontario's  20th Annual Employment Law Summit.  They will be speaking on the...
Event/May 13, 2019: 13:00 - 13:45

Chris Perri Speaks at Human Resources Law For Education Professionals Conference

Chris Perri will be speaking at Osgoode Hall Law School’s Human Resources Law  for Education Professionals Conference about school staff an...
Event/Nov 8, 2016

Chris Perri Participates in Lancaster House Skills Training Workshop

Chris Perri participates in Lancaster House Skills Training workshop:  "Recognizing and Accommodating Employees in Mental Distress".  This i...
Event/Oct 14, 2013

Chris Perri Speaks at ADR Institute of Canada

Chris Perri speaks at the ADR Institute of Canada Conference and ICC Canada International Arbitration Conference. He will be participating in a p...

Related Publications

Publication/1 April 2010

Bill 168. Health and Safety: The Intersection of Perspectives on What Makes a School Safe

The issue of school safety has garnered considerable media and legislative attention in recent years. Reports of violence, weapons, harassment, and bu...

Related Blogs

Blog/26 April 2021

Unjust Dismissals under the Canada Labour Code

The law of unjust dismissals in federally regulated workplaces

Employees of federally regulated employers are protected from unjust dismissal. This protection does not exist for most workers in Ontario employed by...
Blog/1 April 2021

Complaints and Discipline Process at the OCT: An Overview

From Complaint to Decision: How does the Ontario College of Teachers investigate complaints about members' conduct?

Lauren Sheffield provides an overview of how the Ontario College of Teachers investigates complaints about members' conduct through their Complaints a...
Blog/18 March 2021

The Duty to Mitigate

An employee’s obligations after their employment has been terminated

This blog post explains what an employee must demonstrate to show that they have properly mitigated their damages. When a person's employment has been...
Blog/10 February 2021

How the Global COVID-19 Pandemic May Impact Employees' Notice Periods

Are employees entitled to a longer notice period when their employment is terminated during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Are employees entitled to a longer notice period when their employment is terminated during the COVID-19 pandemic? This blog post explains that an emp...

Cases

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/20 June 2018

Tagg Industries v. Rieder

Chris Perri acted for the Defendant, Otto Rieder in Tagg Industries v. Rieder, 2018 ONSC 5727.