Lawyers

Matthew R. Vella


Contact
T: 416.408.5519
F: 416.408.4814
E: mvella@filion.on.ca

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Assistant
Janet Ockerse
T: 416.408.3221 x2312
F: 416.408.4814
E: jockerse@filion.on.ca

Education/Admissions
  • Call to the Bar, Ontario – 2005
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Ontario
  • Master of Laws, University of Toronto (Human Rights and Labour Law)

Matthew R. Vella
Partner

Executive Summary

As a partner in the firm, Matthew represents employers with respect to all aspects of labour & employment law including: union avoidance, wrongful dismissals, employment contracts, workplace policies, human rights and WSIB issues. Matthew is an experienced advocate. He has argued at all levels of Superior Court, as well as at the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and in labour arbitrations.

In addition to advising and representing employers in respect of legal matters, Matthew is also a trained and experienced workplace investigator. He has conducted numerous investigations into allegations of harassment, sexual harassment, reprisals and theft. Matthew has obtained certification as an investigator and has also completed extensive training in investigative interviewing.

Matthew’s clients represent a broad spectrum of the economy, including companies in manufacturing, construction, services, and finance. His clients range from family owned businesses to large real estate investment trusts.

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
  • The Ontario Bar Association
  • The Canadian Bar Association

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