Inna Koldorf

PartnerMiller Thomson LLPEmployment

Inna's experience in workplace law is unique: for a number of years Inna provided advice and representation to unions and employees before switching her practice to advising and representing employers. This experience gives Inna a unique perspective, and provides her clients with the advantage of always understanding the employee or union perspective in the day-to-day management of their operations, and accurately anticipating the other side's position and next move in litigation.

Inna's experience in workplace law is unique: for a number of years Inna provided advice and representation to unions and employees before switching her practice to advising and representing employers. This experience gives Inna a unique perspective, and provides her clients with the advantage of always understanding the employee or union perspective in the day-to-day management of their operations, and accurately anticipating the other side's position and next move in litigation.

Inna provides clients with strategic advice and training to ensure legal compliance with the different aspects of workplace law, leaving her clients with more time to run their business rather than address human resources issues with their workforce.

Inna has developed an expertise in construction labour relations, and often assists employers with communications during organizing campaigns, responding to certification applications, and addressing day-to-day human resources issues on construction sites. Koldorf practices in all aspects of employment, labour and human rights law. Inna is also an experienced workplace investigator and provides third-party neutral investigation services to employers.

Inna is also a respected litigator, and has appeared before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, boards of arbitration, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, Small Claims Court, Superior Court of Justice and the Federal Court of Canada.

Inna is an experienced workplace investigator. In that role, Inna provides unbiased, third-party investigation services to resolve allegations pursuant to the Human Rights Code, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Canada Labour Code, workplace harassment and violence policies, as well as allegations of fraud, conflict of interest and breach of contract.

Inna is an active member of the Ontario Bar Association, Labour and Employment Law Section Programming Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer Society Peel and the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce.

Inna has been repeatedly quoted in the Financial Post, the Globe & Mail, the Lawyers Weekly and other news publications, and has been a guest on talk radio addressing employment law issues. Inna regularly speaks at seminars on workplace law topics and is the author of several legal articles and text book chapters addressing current issues in workplace law.

Education

  • Queen's University, LL.B., 2003
  • York University, B.A. (Hons.), 2000

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2004

Associations

  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, 2017–Present
  • Director, Board of Directors, Vaughan Chamber of Commerce, 2016–Present
  • Director, Board of Directors, Alzheimer Society Peel, 2015–Present
  • Association of Workplace Investigators, 2015–Present
  • ADR Institute of Ontario, 2015–Present
  • Ontario Bar Association, Labour and Employment Law Section Executive, 2012–2016