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Diane Laranja

T: 416.408.5565
F: 416.408.4814
E: dlaranja@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 – 2013
  • University of Ottawa, Bachelor of Laws
  • Ryerson University, Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Management and Minor in Human Resources) 

Diane Laranja

Executive Summary

Diane is a Partner of the Firm.

Diane practices in all areas of employment and labour law, with a particular emphasis on grievance arbitration, construction labour relations, disability management, occupational health and safety, and workers’ compensation matters.

Diane is a past Board Member of the Ontario Electrical League and a Past Vice President and Board Member of Canadian Association of Women in Construction. She is also an active member of the Portuguese community in Toronto.

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

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

Selected Publications, Presentations and Media Mentions

Ontario Labour Relations Act: Quick Reference - 2020 Edition, Carswell, Co-Author

Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act: Quick Reference - 2020 Edition, Carswell, Co-Author

Ontario Labour Relations Act: Quick Reference, Carswell (2018 Edition), Co-Author

Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act: Quick Reference, Carswell (2018 Edition), Co-Author

Employer’s Guide to Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance, Carswell (2018 Edition), Co-Author

“The High Cost of High-Handed Conduct:  Mental Distress Claims in the Workplace”, The Osgoode Certificate in Workplace Mental Health Law, December 2018, Panellist

 “The Human Rights Code: The Oft-Forgotten Grounds”, (FWTA Client Seminar), November 2018, Co- Speaker

2018 Toronto Health and Safety Conference, (Lancaster House), October 2018, Co-Chair

“Don’t Get Caught in the Weeds – Cannabis in the Workplace”, (2018 Annual Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association Conference), June 2018, Speaker

“Cannabis in Construction”, (RESCON), June 2018, Speaker

“Pulling Over and Testing Ourselves:  Assessing Compliance with the Law on Substance Use in the Workplace”, (FWTA Client Seminar), May 2018, Co- Speaker

“Workplace Violence and Harassment – Have You Ensured That Your Workplace is Compliant With Legislative Obligations?”, (ASSOCIUM Gain), April 2018, Speaker

“Human Rights in the Workplace – A Yearly Refresher” (ASSOCIUM Gain), January 2018, Speaker

“Managing Terminations of Employment”, (ASSOCIUM Gain), June 2017, Speaker

“Substance Abuse and Drug & Alcohol Testing”, (FWTA Client Seminar), May 2017, Co- Speaker

“Best Practices in Disability Management”, (ASSOCIUM Gain), April 2017, Speaker