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 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/May 14, 2018

Amanda Darrach and Chris Perri Speak at Canadian Legal and Legislative Update

Amanda Darrach and Chris Perri speak at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans' Canadian Legal and Legislative Update.  They will...
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...

Related Publications

Article/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

/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...
/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...
/2 February 2021

Notice in Ontario: How Is it Calculated?

The Employment Standards Act and the Common Law

When an employee is terminated in Ontario, they are generally entitled to advance notice. Under the law of Ontario, there are two types of notice: the...
/21 January 2021

Statutory Holidays in Ontario: Demystified

What are my entitlements ​and how are they calculated?

Most employees are entitled to time off and holiday pay during statutory holidays. This blog post explains what statutory holidays are, statutory holi...

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.