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

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 issue of so...
Event/May 13, 2019

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/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...

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 May 2021

Unpaid Training

When is it legal and when is it illegal?

This blog post sets out employees’ legal rights regarding training on the job.
Blog/17 May 2021

Jurisdiction and Choice of Law Clauses in Employment Contracts

Where does an employee sue and what law applies?

COVID-19 has accelerated the rise of the “virtual workplace”. When the employment relationship breaks down, employees living in a jurisdiction differe...
Blog/14 May 2021

Exceptional Circumstances and Long Service Warrant an Exceptional Notice Period

Currie v Nylene: The Ontario Superior Court Awards 26-Months Reasonable Notice

In Currie v Nylene, the Court recognized the exceptional circumstances impairing a long-service employee from finding future employment. Accordingly, ...
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...

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.