Laura J. Freitag
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.
Memberships and Professional Affiliations
- Law Society of Ontario
- The Advocates’ Society
- Ontario Bar Association
- The Canadian Bar Association
- Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
Selected Publications, Presentations and Media Mentions
Canada Labour Code: Quick Reference – 2019 Edition, Thomson Reuters (co-author)
Ontario Labour Relations Act: Quick Reference – 2019 Edition, Thomson Reuters (co-author)
“Employers Should Tread Carefully When Disclosing Employee Information to Regulatory Bodies”, FWTA Client Update, November 15, 2018
“Unsettled Settlements: Ontario Court Invalidates Release for Long-Term Disability Claims”, FWTA Client Update, September 14, 2018
“Cheech and Chong go to Work: Legal Marijuana and Criminal Record Checks”, FWTA Client Seminar, October 2018