Bio

Sydney joined Cavalluzzo as an associate in 2021 after summering and articling with the firm. She practices primarily in the areas of Labour Law, Professional Regulation, Workers’ Compensation, and Pay Equity.

Sydney graduated from the McGill University Faculty of Law, on unceded Kanien’Keha:Ka territory, in 2019 with degrees in civil and common law. Throughout law school, Sydney was involved in the movement for migrant workers’ rights as a volunteer case worker at community legal clinics in Hong Kong and Montreal. Sydney furthered her commitment to social and economic justice as a board member of a support staff union at McGill where she advocated for increased job security and pay equity for casual workers. She worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Adelle Blackett at the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory and for Shin Imai at the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project.

Since moving to Toronto in 2012, Sydney has been actively involved in community organizing and research. She has experience researching, teaching, and advocating for corporate accountability in the Canadian mining and oil and gas industries. She continues to organize for climate justice and is interested in the role that workers and trade unions can play in facilitating a just transition.

Education

  • Call to the Ontario Bar, 2021

  • Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law, McGill University, 2019

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Toronto, 2016

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers

Related Events

Event/Jun 24, 2022

Michael Thorburn and Sydney Lang participate in CALL Session: "Labour Lawyering in a Climate Crisis"

Session provides insight on climate-related changes to the workplace

Michael Thorburn and Sydney Lang participate in CALL Session: "Labour Lawyering in a Climate Crisis - Developing a Climate Competent Practice". This...
Event/Oct 6, 2020: 1:09 PM

Analysis of Bill 195 and the Legislation that Authorizes Employers to Override Collective Agreements

Just posted to our publications page is an analysis of the impact on the collectively bargained rights of employees of Ontario’s Bill 195 R...

Related Publications

Publication/6 October 2020

Analysis of Bill 195

Just posted to our publications page is an analysis of the impact on the collectively bargained rights of employees of Ontario’s Bill 195 "Reope...

Related Blogs

Blog/7 November 2022

Belmont case: Repayment of Pension Money Paid in error

In October, the Nova Scotia court released a decision dealing with repayment of amounts paid in error to a pension plan member (Belmont Financial Serv...
Blog/6 May 2022

Remote Work and Workers' Compensation Following Air Canada et Gentile-Patti

Is a worker entitled to compensation if they are injured while working from home?

Is a worker entitled to compensation if they are injured while working from home? This blog post reviews decisions by the WSIAT and most recently by Q...
Blog/28 February 2022

International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day

Recognizing the prevalence of RSIs in the workplace

This post explains describes the challenges in bringing repetitive strain injury claims to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and explains what...
Features/16 February 2022

Reflections: Labour, Human and Civil Rights

June Veecock: “Ruffling Feathers” in pursuit of Anti-Racism in the Workplace and Union Movement

Sydney Lang sits down with June Veecock to discuss her anti-racism activism, including beginning the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Canada chapter...