Laura joined the firm as an associate in 2018 after practicing with a national full-service law firm for two years.
Laura practises in all areas of labour and employment law, with a particular focus on employment litigation. Laura has acted as counsel in wrongful dismissal litigation, human rights proceedings, and grievance arbitrations. She also has experience in confidential arbitration and investigations.
Laura provides strategic advice in employment litigation and labour relations matters. Laura has a particular interest in complex wrongful dismissal claims involving departing executives and breaches of restrictive covenants, such as confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation clauses. She has experience assisting on injunctions and employment-related shareholder disputes.
Laura advises clients in both the private and public sectors across a range of industries, including manufacturing, technology, retail, government services, financial services and professional services.
Selected Publications, Presentations and Media Mentions
Managing Attendance Amidst COVID-19, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP Breakfast Seminar, October 21, 2020
Pre-Litigation Professionalism, Litigating an Employment File – The Essential Course, Ontario Bar Association, October 14, 2020
“Monitoring Employees: Practical Lessons from R v Jarvis”, Ontario Bar Association, June 16, 2020
How the New Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Impacts Employers and Employees, Ontario Bar Association, June 4, 2020
Litigation Ensues, HRPA 2019 HR Law Conference, October 17, 2019
The Investigative Process, Law Society of Ontario, Workplace Investigations: A Comprehensive Look at Emerging Issues and Practical Solutions, September 23, 2019
Machine Learning and Algorithms in the Workplace, HR Insider Webinar, April 3, 2019
Flying Solo: Best Practices for Managing Proceedings Commenced by Self-Represented Litigants, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP Breakfast Seminar, February 28, 2019
Weed in the Workplace, Plus North 2019 Panel - Moving Beyond the Stigma: Cannabis Market Risks and Rewards, February 20, 2019
“Employers should tread carefully when disclosing employee information to regulatory bodies”, Canadian HR Reporter, November 26, 2018.
Cheech and Chong Go to Work: Legal Marijuana and Criminal Record Checks, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP Breakfast Seminar, October 23, 2018
Ontario Labour Relations Act: Quick Reference, Carswell: 2019-2020 Editions
Canada Labour Code: Quick Reference, Carswell: 2019-2020 Editions