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.


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


  • Robert W. Kerr Labour Law Prize

Related Events

Event/Oct 2, 2019

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 Session for Employers...
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,...
Event/Oct 23, 2014

Client Event - October 23, 2014

Flash Updates on the Issues of the Day

Presentation from our client event held on October 23, 2014 at the Royal Ontario Museum. 

Related Publications

Publication/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...
Publication/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...
Publication/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.
Publication/1 October 2007

A Duty to Explain to the Employer When Potential for Self-Incrimination: BC Ferry Muddles the Already Murky Waters

Re British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. and B.C.F.M.W.U., (2007) 159 L.A.C. (4th) 165 (BC Ferry) marks the latest addition to the ongoing debate about...

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...


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.