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Laura J. Freitag

T: 416.408.5505
F: 416.408.4814
E: lfreitag@filion.on.ca

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T: 647.797.4431
E: aholmes@filion.on.ca

  • Call to the Bar, Ontario – 2016
  • University of Ottawa, Juris Doctor
  • McGill University, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Laura J. Freitag

Executive Summary

Laura joined the firm as an associate in 2018 after practicing with a national full-service law firm for two years. She became a partner of the firm in 2023.

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

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