Kristin Taylor

PartnerCassels Brock & Blackwell LLPIn-House Counsel; Commercial; Employment

Kristin Taylor is a partner in the Employment & Labour Group at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. She provides practical and strategic advice to employers on a wide range of employment matters including employee hiring, discipline and termination; severance packages; corporate restructuring; employment agreements and personnel policies; certification applications; privacy and AODA compliance; mergers & acquisitions and employment standards and human rights issues. Kristin regularly represents employers in court and before various administrative tribunals in wrongful dismissal actions, restrictive covenant disputes and injunctions, grievance arbitrations, and collective bargaining. She has been recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada for labour and employment law each year since 2013.

Kristin Taylor is a partner in the Employment & Labour Group and Deputy Managing Partner at Cassels Brock. She provides practical and strategic advice to employers on a wide range of employment matters including employee hiring, discipline and termination; severance packages; corporate restructuring; employment agreements and personnel policies; certification applications; privacy and AODA compliance; and employment standards and human rights issues.

Kristin regularly represents employers in court in wrongful dismissal actions, severance pay class actions, restrictive covenant disputes and injunctions; in grievance arbitrations, in collective bargaining and before various administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and labour relations boards. She also conducts supervisory development and harassment prevention training to proactively prevent workplace disputes.

Kristin is a frequent speaker, writer and contributor to employerlawblog.ca. She has been recognized as a leader in her field by Best Lawyers in Canada since 2013. In 2017, she received a Lexpert Zenith award.

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, LL.B., 1993
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A., 1990

Bar Admission

  • New Brunswick, 2000
  • Ontario, 1995

Experience

  • Clean Harbors Canada Inc. v. Teamsters, Local Union No. 419 (L.R. Grievance), [2013] C.L.A.D. No. 393
  • Angoss Software Corp. v. Scott, Lattice Engines Inc., [2013] O.J. No. 2983 (Div. Ct.)
  • Nuur v. Chubb Edwards a U.T.C. Fire, Security and Climate Co., 2013 HRTO 1148
  • Macan v. Strongco Limited Partnership, 2013 HRTO 841
  • English v. Travel Centres Canada LLP, [2013] O.J. No. 237 (S.C.J.)
  • Mon Sheong Home for the Aged v. Ontario Nurses' Assn., [2007] O.L.A.A. No. 692 — as employer nominee
  • Clean Harbors Canada Inc. v. Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, Local 914 (Hours of Work Grievance), [2009] O.L.A.A. No. 516
  • Chrabalowski v. BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., [2011] O.J. No. 2651 (Div. Ct.)

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
  • American Bar Association
  • Human Resources Professionals Association

Awards & Honours

  • Lexpert Zenith Award, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2013-2014