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Carol S. Nielsen

T: 416.408.5527
F: 416.408.4814
E: cnielsen@filion.on.ca

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Christa Ambrose
T: 647.797.4410
F: 416.408.4814
E: cambrose@filion.on.ca

  • Call to the Bar, Ontario - 1998
  • University of Toronto, Bachelors of Laws
  • McGill University, Honours Degree in Political Science and Economics

Carol S. Nielsen

Executive Summary

Carol has over 20 years of experience in all areas of management labour relations and employment law. She articled with the firm in 1996 and joined the partnership in 2004.

Carol represents a wide range of unionized and non-union clients in both the federal and provincial jurisdictions. Her clients, both large and small businesses, operate in all sectors of the economy, including manufacturing, sports, social services, and information technology. She also represents municipalities and broader public sector organizations.

On a daily basis, Carol provides proactive advice and representation to develop cost-effective and practical solutions to avoid and resolve human resources issues. She is regularly involved in complex and high stakes litigation concerning pay equity, human rights and wrongful dismissals. She has extensive experience with and a detailed knowledge of employment standards legislation and requirements. She also routinely provides advice in such areas as disability management, performance management, discipline, discharge, and privacy.

Carol also assists purchasers and vendors in sale transactions. This work included representing  a purchaser in respect of employment and benefits issues in a Canadian acquisition valued at more than $500 million.

Carol has appeared before various administrative tribunals and courts, and she acted as a management nominee in interest arbitrations as well as the management spokesperson at collective bargaining negotiations.

Carol is an active member of the labour and employment law bar. As a member of the Ontario Bar Association, she served as the Editor of the Labour and Employment Law Section Newsletter for five years. She also served for eight years as the Associate Eastern Editor, and before that as Contributing Editor, for the Canadian Labour Relations Board Reports.

She is a passionate cyclist and commutes to work on her bike.

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

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

Selected Publications, Presentations and Media Mentions

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Employment & Labour Laws and Regulations, Canada: Employment & Labour Law 2019, ICLG, Co-author

Human Resources Guide to Discipline and Termination of Employment – 3rd Edition 2018, 2nd Edition 2010, 1st Edition, 2004, Carswell (co-author)

2019 International Comparative Legal Guide Regarding Employment & Labour Law, Canada Chapter, ICLG (co-author)