Cynthia is a senior lawyer who is provides proactive advice and representation to employer and employee clients on human resource and employment-related matters, including human rights, occupational health and safety requirements, risk-management and workplace investigations and assessments.
With a focus on management needs, she provides strategic advice and operational support towards comprehensive workplace policies and practice. Her wide range of experience includes counselling and representing clients on a variety of employment related issues, including hiring practices, employment and service agreements, employee policies and procedures, performance management, managing employee leaves of absence, employee discipline and termination, occupational health and safety, and discrimination and harassment.
A skilled litigator, her expertise includes advising clients in the practical avoidance of litigation on contentious workplace and employment disputes, and representing clients before all levels of Courts and administrative tribunals in Ontario if and when litigation results.
Because of her background in civil litigation, Cynthia is able to “get in the trenches” to identify and understand the business needs and strategies of her employer clients and offer practical advice and solutions. She is recognized for her attention to detail, and for being able to develop a unique alliance with her clients – developing practical strategies to enable them to navigate all statutory and human resources obligations and achieve sound workplace practices and policies.