Arthur is experienced in the conduct of litigation from the inception of the case to its conclusion. Arthur has appeared on complex motions as well as at trials and on appeals and has represented clients at all levels of court in Ontario up to and including the Ontario Court of Appeal. He has successfully represented employers and employees before various courts and provincial and federal administrative tribunals including the Small Claims Court, the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and on appeals to the Umpire in the context of the Federal Court. He dedicates his entire practice to employment and labour law with a complementary practice in disciplinary proceedings involving licensed employees facing professional discipline.
Arthur has experience in labour procedure that involves the unique considerations of the unionized workplace and the Ontario Labour Relations Board. He has represented clients on duty of fair representation applications, unionization and de-unionization matters, matters pertaining to unfair labour practice allegations, as well as in grievances and arbitrations. Arthur has been successful in the de-certification of a large union and the creation of a large grassroots union consisting of close to 300 employees. He likewise has experience in advising on internal union affairs between unions and their members, and on matters relating to union formation and constitution.
Arthur’s employment law experience is extremely broad. His knowledge of employment law is regularly sought out by individuals, companies and even fellow lawyers. He has successfully represented numerous clients in wrongful terminations, workplace harassment matters, bad faith dismissals, disputes surrounding restrictive covenants, discrimination complaints involving provincial and federal legislation, adjudications pursuant to the Canada Labour Code involving bank and other federal employees, as well as in proceedings before the Canada Revenue Agency on issues of status.
Arthur interned, summered, and articled at two prestigious downtown litigation and employment law boutique firms in Toronto.
No matter the difficulty of the dispute, Arthur is committed to his role as a dedicated advocate and representative on behalf of his clients.