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Anthony Panacci


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T: 416.408.5568
F: 416.408.4814
E: apanacci@filion.on.ca

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Education/Admissions
  • Call to the Bar – Ontario, 2014
  • University of Toronto, Juris Doctor 
  • Ryerson University, Bachelor of Commerce

Anthony Panacci
Associate

Executive Summary

Anthony Panacci is a lawyer who represents employers and provides strategic advice on all aspects of the employment relationship.

Anthony regularly helps employers to navigate hiring processes, employment terminations, human rights issues, health and safety matters, and investigations. He also drafts employment policies such as progressive discipline policies, attendance management policies, and employment handbooks. In addition, Anthony defends employers when grievances are filed and when claims are brought to 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.

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) 

Selected Publications, Presentations and Media Mentions

Workplace Investigations: Focusing on Fundamentals, HR Insider (Presented August 9, 2020)

Employment Law Considerations for Employers Re-Opening their Audiology Business Post COVID 19, Canadian Academy of Audiology (Presented June 4, 2020)

Employment Law Considerations When Reopening Your Audiology or Hearing Health Business, Canadian Academy of Audiology (Published June 4, 2020)

Employment Law Considerations When Reopening Your Optical Business, Ontario Opticians Association (Published June 2020)

Employment Law Considerations When Reopening Your Dental Business, Oral Health Group (Published May 28, 2020)

Back to Work: The Future of the Workplace Post COVID-19, HR Insider (Presented May 27, 2020)

Hygienic Hiring Practices: 5 Proactive Tips to Reduce Legal Risks When Hiring Employees, Oral Health Group (Published January 30, 2020)

No Plot Twist Here: Court Finds Contractual Ambiguity, Awards Post-Termination Stock Entitlement, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP (Published January 28, 2020)

Workplace Investigations: Focusing on Fundamentals, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP (Presented January 15, 2020 with Sarah Crossley and Emily La Mantia)

Canadian Human Rights Act: Quick Reference - 2020 Edition, Carswell (co-authored with Jamie Knight, Laura Karabulut, and Hina Saeed)

Debunked Myths About Sexual Assault Have No Place in Fact-Finding Exercises, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP (Published December 19, 2019)

Keep Your Practice Humming: 10 Tips for Managing Employee Attendance and Absenteeism, Ontario Dentist (Published October 2019)

Gender Identity and Expression in Employment, HR Insider (Presented May 15, 2019)

Human Capital – Best Practices for Hiring in 2019, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP (Presented May 9, 2019 with Robert Bayne and Derek Klatt)

Damage Control: How to Reduce Liability Following a Constructive Dismissal, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP (Published February 15, 2019)

Attendance Management and Terminations: Tips to Ease Your Stress, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP (Presented March 28, 2018 with Robert Bayne and Danny Parker)

Canadian Human Rights Act: Quick Reference - 2019 Edition, Carswell (co-authored with Jamie Knight, Laura Karabulut, and Hina Saeed)

Attendance Management and Termination: Tips to Ease Your Stress, HR Insider (Presented March 28, 2018)

Fundamentals of Effective Attendance Management, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP (Published February 26, 2018)

Occupational Health and Safety in Ontario, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP (Presented March 30, 2017 with Carl Peterson)

HRTO Upholds Accommodation Process That Provides Preferential Treatment to Employees with Active WSIB Claims, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP (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)

Labour and Employment Law Update – Top 5 Developments in 2016, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (Co-presented June 16, 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)

Workplace Investigations, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP (Presented November 5, 2015 with Jamie Knight and Alexa Sulzenko)

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 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)

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