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Cassandra Ma


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T: 416.408.5508
F: 416.408.4814
E: cma@filion.on.ca

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Lisbeth Davis
T: 416.408.3221 x2302
F: 416.408.4814
E: ldavis@filion.on.ca

Education/Admissions
  • Call to the Bar, Ontario – 2017
  • University of Ottawa, Juris Doctor
  • McGill University, Bachelor of Arts

Cassandra Ma
Associate

Executive Summary

Cassandra is an associate lawyer in the Toronto office. She completed summer and articling terms at the firm before becoming an associate in 2017.

Cassandra practices in all areas of management-side labour and employment law, with a focus on workers’ compensation, collective agreement interpretation, and human rights issues.

A significant portion of Cassandra’s law practice includes representation of employers at labour arbitrations and in disputes before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. She regularly acts for employers in employment-related litigation and mediation, including cases involving wrongful dismissal, breach of contract, and defamation. Cassandra also assists clients in drafting effective employment contracts, voluntary resignation agreements, and workplace policies.

Prior to commencing her law practice, Cassandra worked for the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board, where she gained extensive insight into the registration and adjudication of workplace injury claims.

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) - Member, Human Rights Committee
  • Ontario Bar Association - Newsletter Editor, Workers' Compensation Section Executive
  • Canadian Bar Association 
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
  • Toronto City Opera’s Board of Directors, Executive Secretary

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

Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act: Quick Reference (2019 edition), Carswell, Co-author

“WSIB Claims: Active management to achieve actual results”, FWTA Client Seminar, January 2019

“Bill 148: What does it mean for unionized employers?”, FWTA Client Seminar, January 2018

“Protecting Ontario Workers from Harassment”, Law Society of Upper Canada, March 2017, Co-Author

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