Employment Law, Employment Law: Services For Employees, Employment Law: Services for Employers, Appellate Court Practice, Privacy and Compliance
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Nancy Shapiro’s practice is devoted exclusively to the area of employment law.
Nancy has been recognized by Best Lawyers™ as the 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for Labour and Employment Law in addition to other distinguished professional rankings including The Best Lawyers in Canada and Chambers Canada, which she has held since 2022. In 2022 Nancy received the Canadian HR Reporter 5 – Star employment ranking. Nancy was also ranked for three straight years as one of the top 500 lawyers in Canada by the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and has been recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in the area of employment law (both for employer and employee side work), since 2017.
Nancy represents non-unionized employers and employees in a wide variety of sectors. Nancy is thoroughly versed in issues surrounding all aspects of the employment relationship from hiring, discipline, disability management, performance management and human rights through to termination. She is frequently engaged on the preparation and negotiation of employment contracts, manuals and policies, legislative compliance, restructuring, workplace investigations as well as litigation and appellant work. Nancy focuses on working with her clients in an effort to proactively minimize risks and cost while being a zealous advocate.
As a member of the firm’s litigation department, Nancy also acts on cases of wrongful dismissal, breach of contract, discrimination, constructive dismissal, director and officer liability and errors and omissions issues and partnership/shareholder disputes in the employment context. Nancy is on the LawPro preferred counsel list and offers representation to lawyers in errors and omissions cases involving this subject matter. Nancy is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences and author of many employment related articles.
Nancy is also a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.
*practising through a Professional Corporation
Hakim v. North Bay Regional Health Centre 2020 HRTO 798
Manastersky v. Royal Bank of Canada et al., 2018 ONSC 966 (CanLII)
Cain v. Pfizer, 2018 ONSC 297 (CanLII)
Mikhail Kushevsky v. Michael Tulman, 2014 ONSC 1734 (CanLII)
Qubti v. Reprodux Ltd., 2011 ONCA 651 (CanLII)
Peoples Trust Company v. Paragon Health Care Inc.
LL.B., 1996, Osgoode Hall Law School
Memberships / Affiliations
Member, American Bar Association
Vice-Chair, Ontario Bar Association, Professional Development Committee
Member, Ontario Bar Association
Member, Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs (CAWEE)
Member, Women’s Law Association
Member, Advocates’ Society
Past Elected CLE Liaison, Labour and Employment Law Executive Committee, Ontario Bar Association
Past-Chair, Ontario Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee
Past-Member, Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO)
Latest News & Events
Have you made your 2023 New Years Human Resource Resolutions?
January 9, 2023
As we start off the new year it is a good time to review your practices and think of adopting some new ones. What are the ways to do what you do better? Here are a few thoughts on what we see businesses missing or getting wrong with great frequency. Not updating policies Your Workplace
Nancy Shapiro Selected As One Of Post City Magazine’s Top Lawyers In The GTA
November 4, 2022
We are excited to announce that Nancy Shapiro has been selected by her peers as one of Post City Magazine’s Top Lawyers in the GTA. She, and the other winners, are featured in the November issue of Post City Magazines. Nancy Shapiro has over 20 years of experience and is recognized by Lexpert, Best Lawyers and
Careful Drafting and Reasonable Limits Remain Key in Non-Compete Provisions
October 11, 2022
While the 2021 ESA amendments relating to non-competition agreements are likely to limit the circumstances in which such agreements can or will be used in the future, non-competition agreements that were in place prior to the ESA amendments remain unaffected. The legal enforceability of non-competition agreements that pre-date the ESA amendments continue to hinge on
- Constructive Dismissal and COVID-19
- The New Concerns of Workplace Privacy – Technology
- The Impact of Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc. on Payment of Bonuses and Other Issues of Compensation upon Termination
- "Is Termination for Cause the Capital Punishment for Dishonesty?", by Nancy Shapiro, Employment and Labour Law Reporter: (2017), 27 E.L.L.R.
- Opportunities for Settlement and the Litigation Timeline
- Critical Issues in Workplace Investigations
- Challenging Claims of Privilege - Workplace Investigation Reports
- Just Cause...or Just Because?
- Extraordinary Damages in 6 Minutes – The Crash Course
- The Final (?) Word on Family Status and the Duty to Accommodate
- Evidence 101 - A Primer on Evidence Law
- The Scope and Limitations of Restrictive Covenants Since RBC and Shafron
- Employment Law Blog
- Termination of Employment: A Guide to Counsel for Employees
- The Evolving Area of Accommodation for Family Status: An Update
- Employment Law: The Essentials Made Simple!
- The Rising Significance of Cross-Border Employment: Issues, Difficulties and Solution
- Vorvis, Wallace and Keays - Is Wallace Dead?
- Mitigation - 6 Minute Employment Lawyer 2009
- Attendance Management: A Guide to Best Practices on Current Issues
- What is Just Cause in 2009?
- Common Employer - An Update on the Common Law Doctrine
- “Networking through community involvement and social activities”. Toronto, Ont. : Ontario Bar Association, 2008. Symposium: Clients, clients everywhere : essential tips for aspiring rainmakers.
- Protecting Yourself in the Contingency Fee Environment
- Managing Your Practice: Systems That Work
- Risk Management Communication with Clients and Documentation
- Danyluk Revisited
- “You have to show your client the money: This commercial litigator explores some underutilized remedies that will allow lawyers to better ensure that their clients collect” (2006) 26 Lawyers Wkly 4.
- Electronic Tendering - Welcome To The 21st Century
- “Procedural differences”. Toronto, Ont. : Continuing Legal Education, Ontario Bar Association, 2005. Symposium: Simplified procedure.
- “How long is too long? Obtaining dismissal for delay”. Toronto, Ont. : Ontario Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, 2004. Symposium: Using the rules to your advantage : dispositions without trial (YLD).
- Structuring your pleadings” by Huggins, Arleen, and Shapiro, Nancy. Toronto, Ont. : Ontario Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, 2003. Symposium: Dialogue with the bench : sharpening your advocacy skills.