Labor and employment
George practices trial and appellate litigation. He is lead counsel on trials, appeals, judicial reviews, class actions, arbitrations, and proceedings before administrative tribunals. George’s practice involves trials and appeals in a variety of substantive legal areas, with specific expertise in labour and employment law, university law, and administrative and constitutional law. George is also a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
George has been lead counsel on significant judicial reviews and appeals, including cases at the Supreme Court of Canada involving the seminal cases of Wal-Mart and Honda v. Keays.
George has also been lead appellate counsel on precedent setting cases, including whether an employer must provide an employee consideration for a termination clause in an asset transaction (Olympus, leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada denied), the scope and purpose of punitive damages (Pate), the jurisdiction of the court to entertain a wrongful dismissal after a union has been certified but before a collective agreement has been finalized (Cintas), the enforceability of termination clauses in employment contracts (Holland and Andros), the authority and powers of a university administrative tribunal (Bart), and the jurisdiction of a labour board over a foreign entity (Walmart Inc.)
George’s trial practice has included being lead counsel on complex litigation matters, including partnership disputes at professional service firms, fraud, complex commercial matters, class actions, and labour and employment matters.
Updated Jan 2021