Barry Kuretzky

An acknowledged resource on Canadian employment law, Barry Kuretzky brings creative solutions to business-critical decisions. His distinctive legal knowledge and clarifying common sense guide clients across the employment spectrum, from hiring to termination.

During a career spanning four decades, Barry has gained particular experience counseling clients in the labour relations area, which includes collective bargaining, union organizing drives, certification and decertification of unions, grievances and arbitrations.

Additionally, Barry advises marquee companies across Canada who face a myriad workplace challenges, including:

i) Wrongful dismissal litigation
ii) Unjust dismissals pursuant to the Canada Labour Code
iv) Employment standards adjudications
v) Human rights, including disability and accommodation matters
vi) Sexual harassment
vii) Breach of fiduciary duty
viii) Workers' compensation
ix) On-the-job health and safety
x) Injunctions restraining competition and information distribution
xi) Wrongful hiring
xii) Negligent misrepresentation in the employment context
xiv) Employment issues related to the sale or restructuring of businesses
xv) Negotiation and drafting of employment contracts and workplace policies.

Sought-after for his knowledge of workplace law, Barry wrote two industry-related books: Mediating Employment Law Disputes and Human Resources Guide to Workplace Harassment. He has been quoted significantly in the press on Canadian labour and employment issues, and has been consistently recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the country’s top lawyers.

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