Jane Gooding has been a partner in Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP’s Hamilton office since 2013. Before joining FWTA, Jane was a partner at Evans, Philp LLP in Hamilton.
Jane’s practice focuses exclusively on advice and advocacy to public and private sector employers in all areas of workplace law. Jane represents both union and non-union clients. Jane has extensive experience assisting clients in addressing labour law, employment law, human rights and disability management matters. She regularly advocates for clients during labour relations disputes, collective bargaining, interest arbitration and grievance arbitrations. She also regularly represents clients in judicial and administrative proceedings, including unfair labour applications, human rights applications and charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Jane has experience working with both private and public sector employers. Jane has extensive experience in providing advice to and advocating for clients in the education, healthcare and municipal public sectors.
Jane has spoken on all areas of employment law on behalf of the Hamilton Law Association, Ontario Bar Association and the Human Resources Professionals Association. Jane is the past Chair of the Today’s Family Board of Directors. She sat on the YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Committee in several recent years.
Jane received the Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Diamond Award for Best Employment Lawyer in 2017.
Selected Publications, Presentations and Media Mentions
Accommodation Issues in the Workplace; Toronto: CHH Canadian Limited (Co-author)
Up in Smoke: Weed in the Workplace and What Employers Need to Know; Workforce Planning Hamilton (Presenter), January 2019
Navigating Employment Standards Issues – Complaints and Changes Your Workplace Needs To Be Aware Of; Human Resources Professionals Association 2018 HR Law Conference (Presenter), October 2018
OPSOA Mentoring Coaching Symposium (Presenter), January 2017
Strategies for Conducting Effective Workplace; 3rd Annual 2016 Hot Button HR Legal Issues for Education Professionals (Presenter), April 2016
Developments in Supreme Court of Canada Doctrines – Duplicative Proceedings and Issue Estoppel since Danyluk; Ontario Bar Association 12th Annual Current Issues in Employment Law (Presenter), May 2014
Disability Management in an Aging Workforce; Hamilton Law Association 10th Annual Emerging Issues in Employment Law (Presenter), January 2013