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Diane Laranja

T: 416.408.5565
F: 416.408.4814
E: dlaranja@filion.on.ca

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Jennifer Godfrey
T: 519.800.2242
F: 519.433.4453
E: jgodfrey@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 and practices in all areas of employment and labour law on behalf of employers.  Recognized as a leading lawyer in labour, construction labour and workplace human rights, Diane advises clients on all workplace matters, including labour relations, human rights accommodation, and health and safety.  Diane advocates for her clients in employment or labour-related proceedings, including before arbitrators, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. 

Diane is a past Vice President and Board Member of the Canadian Association of Women in Construction and a past Board Member of the Ontario Electrical League.  Diane 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