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Catherine Phelps

T: 416.408.5566
F: 416.408.4814
E: cphelps@filion.on.ca

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Sue Chen
T: 647.797.4471
F: 416.408.4814
E: schen@filion.on.ca

  • Call to the Bar, Ontario - 2020
  • Western University, Juris Doctor - 2019
  • Huron University College at Western University, Honours Bachelor of Arts - 2016

Catherine Phelps

Executive Summary

Catherine maintains a broad practice in all areas of labour and employment law. She provides advice and representation to employers with respect to a variety of issues including terminations, grievances, human rights, occupational health and safety, employment agreements and workplace policies. Catherine also has experience conducting workplace investigations.

Catherine attended law school at Western University, where she graduated with distinction and was awarded the Law Society of Upper Canada Prize for academic achievement. In her final year of law school, Catherine spent a semester studying at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

Prior to joining the firm in 2022, Catherine articled and practiced at a full-service national law firm.

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
  • Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), Allied Professional

Selected Publications, Presentations and Media Mentions

  • Author, “Court Relies on Secret Recording of Termination Meeting to Sanction Employer’s Bad Faith Conduct”, Employment and Labour Law Reporter and Canadian Employment Law Guide newsletters (June 2023)
  • Co-Author, "Preparing for Grievance Arbitration" practice note, LexisNexis Practical Guidance (2023)
  • Speaker, “Oh, the Places They’ll Go! Legal Considerations and Best Practices in Managing Remote and Hybrid Employees,” HRPA London & District Chapter’s Annual Legal Update (April 2023)
  • Co-Speaker, “Managing Mental Health in the Workplace in the Wake of COVID-19,” Catalyst Commons Lunch & Learn (March 2023)
  • Co-Author, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Employment & Labour Laws and Regulations, 13th ed., Global Legal Group (March 2023)
  • Speaker, “Terminations 101: Prepare Your Business for a Possible Recession”, FWTA Webinar (February 2023)
  • Co-Author, “Preparing for Arbitration: A Labour Lawyer’s Perspective”, Hamilton Law Association (February 2023)
  • Author, “Court Refuses to Order Injunction Restraining Mandatory Vaccination Policy”, FWTA Insight (September 2022)
  • Author, “Construction owners take note: Supreme Court will rule on important OHSA issue“, LexisNexis Canadian Employment Safety and Health Guide newsletter (April 2022)
  • Speaker, “Respectful Employee and Labour Relations”, Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association 2022 Spring Workshop (April 2022)
  • Speaker, “Legal Update”, Human Resources Professionals Association – Guelph & District Chapter (March 2022)
  • Co-Author, “OHRT releases important decision on family status discrimination”, Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association ECHO Newsletter (Spring 2021)