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Alexa Sulzenko


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T: 416.408.5564
F: 416.408.4814
E: asulzenko@filion.on.ca

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Assistant
Janet Ockerse
T: 416.408.3221 x2312
F: 416.408.4814
E: janeto@filion.on.ca

Education/Admissions
  • Call to the Bar, Ontario – 2009
  • University of Toronto, Juris Doctor with Honours
  • Queen’s University, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with Distinction

Alexa Sulzenko
Partner

Executive Summary

Alexa Sulzenko is a partner at the firm’s Toronto office, where she advises employers in all areas of labour and employment law, in both English and French. She brings a clear, contextual and compassionate perspective to the issues her clients face, providing practical and strategic advice that empowers them to thrive as they foster safe and healthy workplaces.

Alexa regularly represents clients before courts, administrative tribunals, and arbitrators, and she also conducts workplace investigations. She has appeared as lead counsel before the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Ontario Divisional Court and Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and other administrative tribunals. 

Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Alexa practiced as a civil litigator at a leading litigation boutique in Toronto. She completed her articles as a clerk to the Justices of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. 

Alexa volunteers as duty counsel in the Superior Court of Justice with Pro Bono Law Ontario and as a member of the Board of Directors of a local non-profit childcare centre.

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO)
  • Association of Workplace Investigators (Canadian Chapter)
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Toronto Lawyers' Association 

Selected Publications, Presentations and Media Mentions

Accommodation Issues in the Workplace; Wolters Kluwer; 2014; Contributing Author

“Hot Topic – Bill 148 – The New Workplace”, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers Seminar, November 2017; Panellist

“Effective Advocacy in Med-Arb”, Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development Seminar, October 2017; Panellist

“Managing Employee Terminations”, FWTA Client Seminar, September 2017; Moderator

“Bill 148 Update: Impact on the Employment Standards Act”, FWTA Client Seminar, December 2017; Moderator
 
“Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017”, FWTA Client Seminar, June 2017; Presenter

“Workplace Investigations”, FWTA Client Seminar, November 2015; Presenter

“When is a Health and Safety Violation Just Cause for Dismissal”, FWTA Client Seminar, May 2013; Presenter

The Firm's Latest Labour & Employment Law Insights

Ontario's Minimum Wage Increases October 1st
Sept. 25, 2020

New ESA Poster Published
Sept. 25, 2020

Truncated Notice Period Awarded to Older, Short-Service Employee
Sept. 25, 2020

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