Bio

Stephen is a member of the firm's litigation and labour groups, and is the co-chair of the civil group with responsibility over employment law, civil litigation, and class actions. He is bilingual and provides client service in both French and English. His practice focuses primarily on employment law, civil litigation, class actions, administrative law, and in assisting numerous unions, employees, and administrative agencies with litigation before courts, arbitrators, and numerous tribunals and agencies. Stephen's knowledge of employment law is extensive, and he uses this to benefit employees in all industries and sectors, including the financial services, health, technology, and entertainment sectors, as well as those employed in the public service. Stephen acts for many professionals, including chiropractors, Crown counsel, nurses, lawyers, and police officers, both in civil litigation and regulatory matters. In addition to extensive appearances before arbitrators, mediators, and other tribunals, he has appeared in all level of courts in Ontario, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Recently, Stephen has engaged in extensive and successful class action work, with notable victories. He conducts pro bono litigation involving employment insurance benefits and is now recognized as a leader in this field, resulting in a significant and novel class action alleging negligent administration of the EI sickness benefits regime for claimants on parental leave. In recognition of this expertise, Stephen testified in 2012 before a Parliamentary and Senate committee considering major reforms to the EI special benefits regime. Stephen volunteers his time for Multiple Births Canada as a member of its Advisory Board, as an advisor on employment insurance.

Stephen was born and raised in Winnipeg and is proud of his Manitoba roots. He is a Citizen of the Manitoba Metis Federation.  He obtained an LL.B. at the University of Manitoba, which awarded him the University Gold Medal. While a student, he worked for Legal Aid and was an Associate Editor of the Manitoba Law Journal. He articled with the firm of Taylor McCaffrey in Winnipeg and, after completing his articles, Stephen clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Madam Justices L'Heureux-Dubé and Deschamps, working in both official languages. He was subsequently employed as Legal Counsel at the Law Branch of the Supreme Court, where he advised the Justices of the Court on leave to appeal applications. The following year, Stephen won a SSHRC Graduate Fellowship to study public law, human rights, and the Charter through the pursuit of a thesis-based LLM at the University of Toronto.

Stephen has a deep interest in developing and protecting rights in the workplace, and in working to ensure greater access to justice. His aim is to serve his clients by developing practical, creative legal strategies that make use of his knowledge of a variety of areas of law. Stephen is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, the Advocates Society, and the Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario.

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Education

  • Call to the Ontario Bar, 2002
  • University of Toronto, LL.M., 2003
  • University of Manitoba, LL.B., 2001
  • University of Toronto, SSHRC Graduate Fellowship, LL.M. Thesis

Memberships

  • Advocates’ Society
  • Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario
  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Accolades

  • Making a Difference Award, Multiple Births Canada, 2010
  • University Gold Medal, University of Manitoba, 2001

Related News

News/27 July 2021

Cavalluzzo LLP launches class action against Enbridge Inc and Enbridge Gas Inc.

Enbridge employees across Canada who have taken a parental or pregnancy leave since 1990 may be missing years of service in their pension plans

News/12 July 2021

"Misguided Ruling on IDEL Muddies the Judicial Waters"

Stephen Moreau points out the faults in a recent ruling on IDEL regulations

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/Apr 22, 2021

Stephen Moreau Speaks on Radio Canada

Stephen Moreau speaks this morning on Radio-Canada’s “L'ABC des congés de maladie en Ontario”, describing the various paid an...
Event/Oct 29, 2019

Stephen Moreau Speaks at the Ontario Bar Association Conference on "Ending the Employment Relationship"

Stephen is speaking at the Ontario Bar Association on ensuring that the employment contract has appropriate and enforceable termination provisions, av...
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/Feb 28, 2017

Stephen Moreau Speaks at the Law Society of Upper Canada's The Six-Minute Administrative Law Conference, 2017

Stephen Moreau is speaking at the Law Society of Upper Canada's The Six-Minute Administrative Law Conference, 2017. He will be speaking on develo...

Related Publications

Publication/29 November 2013

The Year in Review in Labour and Employment Law

2013 was another eventful year on the labour and employment law fronts. The workplace continues to be the locus of much litigation before courts and t...
Publication/15 August 2012

Regulatory Negligence and Administrative Law, Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice

“Regulatory Negligence and Administrative Law, Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice”, August, 2012.
Publication/2 July 2012

Regulatory Negligence and Administrative Law

The law of negligence has been a growth industry for lawyers since the Donoghue v. Stevenson decision. While defining its contours has always been a d...
Publication/6 November 2009

Parental Leaves for Parents of Twins

Originally Published in The Lawyers Weekly. The Employment Insurance Board of Referees recently released a groundbreaking decision with the potential ...

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/21 January 2019

McCrea v. Canada, 2019 FC 122 (CanLII)

McCrea v. Canada, 2019 FC 122 (CanLII)
Case/4 December 2018

Humber River Hospital v Ontario Nurses’ Association, 2018 CanLII 115718 (ON LA)

Humber River Hospital v Ontario Nurses’ Association, 2018 CanLII 115718 (ON LA)
Case/21 September 2018

McMichael v The New Zealand & Australian Lamb Company, 2018 ONSC 5422 (CanLII)

McMichael v The New Zealand & Australian Lamb Company, 2018 ONSC 5422 (CanLII)
Case/27 June 2018

Fioravanti v. OLG, 2018 ONSC 3777

Fioravanti v. OLG, 2018 ONSC 3777 (CanLII)