Labour & Employment Lawyer, Hudson Sinclair LLP
Since 2008, Deborah (she/her) has practiced law exclusively in the areas of labour and employment. Between 2007 and 2008, she articled at a prominent downtown management-side labour and employment law firm. She then worked there as an associate lawyer from 2008 until 2015 where she honed her skills understanding all aspects of labour and employment law. In 2015, Deborah moved to one of Toronto’s preeminent boutique workplace law firms to further develop her skills as a litigator, advocate and workplace investigator. In 2019, Deborah started her own practice, opening Hudson Law. In 2021, Deborah joined forces with Alex to found Hudson Sinclair LLP.
Deborah provides her clients with practical, timely and highly specialized legal advice. She regularly advises both employers and employees in relation to matters occurring at all stages of the employment relationship, including:
- Reviewing/drafting employment contracts
- Drafting/ interpreting employment-related policies and procedures
- Advising on medical accommodation matters
- Providing advice in relation to workplace investigations and human rights matters
- Assisting in all levels of progressive discipline
- Drafting/reviewing termination packages
Deborah values the importance of early and productive resolution discussions when beneficial and appropriate. In circumstances where resolution is not achievable or advantageous, Deborah advocates on behalf of her clients in all legal forums. Deborah has appeared as counsel before various courts and tribunals including: the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Tax Court of Canada and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.
Deborah also conducts workplace investigations as an external, independent investigator relating to various workplace circumstances and allegations including: harassment/bullying, human rights matters, privacy breaches and fraud.