Bio

Elichai is a member of the firm's litigation, labour and research departments. He represents individuals in a wide range of workplace related issues, including wrongful and constructive dismissal, human rights and defamation related claims. Elichai also works in all areas of labour law, including grievance arbitration and labour board matters. In addition to appearing before arbitrators, mediators and various tribunals, Elichai has appeared as counsel in all levels of court in Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. As a member of the firm's research department, Elichai provides advice and written advocacy in most of the firm's practice areas, including labour and employment law, administrative law, constitutional law and human rights.

Elichai is committed to offering his clients strategic and creative options for resolving disputes. He uses his strong interpersonal skills to bring a practical approach to the law, focusing on efficient and cost-effective solutions for his clients.

Education

  • Call to the Ontario Bar, 2008
  • Dalhousie University, LL.B.

Accolades

  • Robert W. Kerr Labour Law Prize

Related Events

Event/Oct 2, 2019: 09:00 - 16:00

Elichai Shaffir Speaks at Lancaster House Training Session on Handling Personal Health Information

Elichai Shaffir speaks at Lancaster  House's Skills Training Session:  "Handling Personal Health Information:  An In-Depth Training Ses...
Event/Apr 9, 2017

Elichai Shaffir Speaks at Lancaster House Audio Conference: Managing Attendance at Work: Accommodating Employees, Respecting Rights, Curbing Abuse

Elichai Shaffir is speaking at Lancaster House Audio Conference:  "Managing Attendance at Work:  Accommodating Employees, Respecting Rights,...

Related Publications

Article/1 February 2010

Judicial Review and Appeal Cases in the Federal Courts and the Divisional Court

Administrative lawyers in Ontario may participate in judicial review or appeals in either the Federal Court or Federal Court of Appeal (the “Fed...
Article/2 November 2008

Enough is Enough: Recognizing & Responding to Violence in the Health Care Sector

Violence in the health care sector is pervasive and growing at a disturbing rate. For far too many health care workers (the majority being women and m...
Article/1 April 2008

Privacy Law and a Union's Entitlement to Information

Over the past few decades, Unions have encountered numerous arguments from employers rooted in privacy law.

Related Blogs

/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...
/5 November 2020

Non-Solicitation and Non-Compete Clauses – When Are They Enforceable?

Dealing with Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts

What do the restrictive covenants in your employment contract mean, and are they enforceable? This blog explains these legal terms and discusses the i...

Cases

Case/8 October 2013

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic v. Attorney General (Canada)

Charter challenge to repeal of long gun registry.  See:  Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic v Canada, 2012 ONSC 4536.