Anthony Panacci is an associate lawyer who practices in all areas of labour and employment law.
Anthony has been with the firm since 2012 when he joined as a summer student. He articled with the firm in 2013 and returned as an associate in 2014.
Anthony provides proactive and strategic advice to employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, in both the unionized and non-unionized context. He regularly helps employers to navigate through the hiring process, employment terminations, human rights issues, health and safety matters, and investigations. He also drafts and reviews employment policies, such as progressive discipline policies, attendance management policies, and employment handbooks. Anthony also defends employers when grievances are filed or claims are filed with the courts, the Ministry of Labour, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.
Selected Publications, Presentations and Media Mentions
Canadian Human Rights Act, 2019 Edition, Thomson Reuters Quick Reference - Jamie Knight, Laura Karabulut, Anthony Panacci, Hina Saeed
Fundamentals of Effective Attendance Management, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP, Published February 26, 2018
HRTO Upholds Accommodation Process That Provides Preferential Treatment to Employees with Active WSIB, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP, Claims (Published September 25, 2017
Court Finds Probationary Employee is Entitled to Reasonable Notice of Termination, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP, (Published January 24, 2017)
Another Prison Sentence for Health and Safety Violation, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP, (Published November 28, 2016)
Accommodating Creed: New Policy of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP, (Published March 29, 2016)
Reasonable Notice of Termination Unaffected by Employer’s Financial Circumstances, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP, (Published December 15, 2015)
Sensitivity and the Duty to Accommodate, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, (co authored with Casey Dockendorff, L. Frank Molnar, and Rob Sider, and published on September 10, 2015)
HRTO Considers the Duty to Accommodate Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP, (Published May 26, 2015)
Cross Canada Employment Law Update, Ontario Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, (co authored with Robert B. Bayne and published September 11, 2014)
Duplicative Proceedings and Issue Estoppel since Danyluk , Ontario Bar Association, (co-authored with Jane M. Gooding and published May 2, 2014)