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Barry B. Fisher
Principal, Barry B. Fisher Arbitration & Mediation

Barry B. Fisher

Barry B. Fisher is a mediator and arbitrator in Toronto. His practice focuses on both labour matters as well as employment law matters. In 2011, Barry was awarded the Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in ADR. He is the past Chair of the ADR Section of the Ontario Bar Association and was formerly on the executive of the Ontario Labour Management Arbitrators Association and the Labour & Employment Section of the Ontario Bar Association.

Barry is also a frequent contributor on LinkedIn on employment law matters.

We asked Barry about his background, practice and the challenges that he faces as a solo practitioner.

"Staying up on the law is not a challenge because I actually enjoy reading employment cases and updating both my blog and the Wrongful Dismissal Database."

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Mediation: The Effect of "Me Too" Movement on Mental Distress and Moral Damage Awards

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The Never-Ending Search for Fairness in a Termination Clause

There have been several important decisions this past year dealing with the enforceability of termination clauses in employment agreements and how a court is to interpret a clause to determine the employer’s obligations to a departing employee. Read full article »

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Canada’s Cannabis Act: Annotation & Commentary, 2019/2020 Edition

Written by Russell Bennett, this text identifies the relevant case law and underlying legislation used to draft the Cannabis Act, helping you analyze the rules and limits of the Act and the Regulations.

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