Robert Weir  

Partner

Executive Summary

Robert Weir is partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He practises in the area of labour relations, employment law, and education law. Robert appears before the courts and a variety of administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Ontario Labour Relations Board, on matters related to unionized and non-unionized employees. Robert also appears in the Ontario Superior Court on wrongful dismissal actions, injunction and judicial review proceedings.

Robert advises private and public sector employers in labour relations and employment law matters generally, including employee terminations, structuring severance packages, interest arbitrations under the Hospital Labour Disputes Arbitration Act, employment contracts, human rights matter, and the treatment of employees in corporate transactions.

Representative Work

  • Unantenne v. Hospital for Sick Children, June 21, 2012 HRTO 1222 (HRTO).
  • The Scarborough Hospital v. OPSEU, Local 581, February 3, 2012 Can LII 5405 (ON LA).
  • The Scarborough Hospital v. OPSEU Local 581, April 5, 2011 (Interest Arbitration Award Under the Hospital Labour Disputes Arbitration Act).
  • No Frills Franchise Owners v. UFCW, Local 1000A, August 13, 2012, OLAA (ON LA).
  • The Scarborough Hospital v. Ontario Nurses Association, February 2, 2010 CanLII 6546 (ON LA).
  • Sawyer v. Loblaws, 2011 ONSC 7251 (Ont. Supp. Ct.).

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, "Defending Wrongful Dismissal Claim," Employment Law, Solutions for the Canadian Workplace, Specialty Technical Publishers, 2002-present.
  • Author and Presenter, "Just Cause for Social Media Misconduct," Human Resources Professional Association HR Law Conference, October 2012.
  • Co-Author, "Ontario Wage Restraint: What every employee and employer need to know," Hospital News, January 2011.
  • Presenter, The Law Society of Upper Canada, 2011 Six Minute Employment Lawyer.
  • Presenter, Osgoode Hall Professional Development Conference, October 2012.
  • Author, "Instant Replay: Video Surveillance in Schools," 3 RMCE 37.
  • Frequent contributor, CAPSLE Comments, OBA Education Law Newsletter and BLG's Labour and Employment Law and Education Law newsletters.
  • Co-Author, An Educator's Guide to Safe Schools, Canada Law Book, 2004.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • ​Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2016, 2015 and 2014 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Labour and Employment Law).