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John B. West

Senior Partner

John West

Toronto

T:+1 416.216.3976

F:+1 416.216.3930

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  • Year of call
    Ontario 1978
  • Law school
    LL.B., University of Manitoba, 1976
  • Education
    B.A. (Hons.), Glendon College, York University, 1973
  • Speaking engagements
    • Frequent speaker on employment and labour matters in both Canada and the United States
    • Has spoken on several occasions before the Conference Board of Canada on issues such as attendance management and the duty of accommodation in the workplace
    • Regular speaker before the Electricity Distributors Association of Ontario on employment and labour law matters in the broader public sector
    • Has spoken at the Annual Conference on Labour Arbitration sponsored by the University of Toronto’s Centre for Industrial Relations.
    • Regular speaker at the U.S. National Retail Federation, the New York-based Labor/Industrial Relations Advisory Group and the National Academy of Arbitrators
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Chambers Canada (2017): Employment & Labour (Ontario) (Senior Statesman)
    • Best Lawyers in Canada (2006-2017): Labour and Employment Law

    • Chambers Canada (2016-2017): Employment & Labour (Senior Statesmen)

    • The Legal 500 Canada (2014-2016): Labour and Employment
    • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2012-2016): recommended in Labour Relations – Management
    • Chambers Global: Canada (2012-2016): Employment & Labour
    • Who’s Who Legal, Canada (2014-2015): Labour & Employment
    • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2012): recommended in Employment Law
    • Guide to the World’s Leading Labour & Employment Lawyers (2011)
    • PLC Which lawyer? (2011): Labour & Employment
    • The International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers (2011-2013)
    • Chambers Global: Canada (2011): Employment, Labour & Pensions: Employment
    • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: most frequently recommended for Labour Law
    • Certified specialist in labour law by the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Memberships and activities
    • Law Society of Upper Canada
      • Labour Law Specialty Committee (former member)
    • Canadian Bar Association
      • Labour Law Subsection
    • American Bar Association
      • Labor Law Subsection
    • The Advocates’ Society
    • Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario
    • U.S. Labor Policy Association
    • U.S. and Canada Labour Employee Relations Networks (LERN)
    • Toronto Board of Trade
    • Retail Council of Canada