Matthew Certosimo is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Labour Law, and recognized by the foremost legal rankings publications as leading lawyer in labour and employment law. He acts on behalf of both employers and employees in employment-related litigation, including wrongful dismissals. He also acts on behalf of employers in grievance arbitrations, matters before the Labour Relations Board, and in collective bargaining; and on behalf of employers, supervisors and constructors in proceedings under the
Occupational Health and Safety Act, including in defence of quasi-criminal charges further to workplace accidents and injuries.
In addition, Matthew advises private and public sector employers on a full range of labour and employment matters, including dismissals and discipline; employment contracts and policies; human rights issues, such as discrimination and harassment; and workers' compensation, employment standards, and occupational health and safety matters.
Matthew has spoken and published extensively on labour and employment law, including moderating numerous Lancaster House Audio Conferences, co-authoring Just Cause: The Law of Summary Dismissal in Canada (Canada Law Books), which he has updated annually since 1998, and authoring both the Ontario and Federal Employment & Labour Law and Commentary (LexisNexis).