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Jane M. Gooding

T: 905.526.8904
F: 905.577.0805
E: jgooding@filion.on.ca

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T: 289.272.8411
F: 905.577.0805
E: kgobbett@filion.on.ca

  • Call to the Bar, Ontario - 2006
  • University of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Laws
  • McMaster University, Bachelor of Science (Biology) (Honours)

Jane M. Gooding

Executive Summary

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 a wide variety of public and private sector employers in all areas of workplace law.  Jane represents both provincially and federally regulated clients whether or not unionized.    

Jane’s practice in the public sector comprises of municipalities, school boards, police services, long-term care homes and other broader public sector clients.  Jane’s private sector clients range from manufacturers to broadcasters.

Jane’s experience assisting clients in labour law, employment law, human rights and disability management matters is extensive. She provides day-to-day practical and strategic advice to employers on all aspects of labour and employment and 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 is a sought after speaker, participating in conferences, meetings and seminars held by various human resources groups and organizations in Hamilton and throughout Ontario.

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario 
  • Hamilton Lawyers' Club
  • Hamilton Law Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)

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