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Daphne Fedoruk

Of Counsel

Daphne Fedoruk


T:+1 613.780.1540

Daphne Fedoruk practises in all areas of employment, labour law and human rights law. She is a trusted advisor to employers in both contentious and non-contentious workplace matters, providing strategic advice on complex workforce issues.

Ms. Fedoruk has experience leading large client projects and coordinating multi-jurisdictional advice with team members across our national and international practice. Ms. Fedoruk advises on major workforce reductions and restructuring, workplace policy reviews, and executive employment issues. She frequently advises on human rights accommodation and represents clients before the Ontario and Canadian human rights tribunals.

Ms. Fedoruk has represented major Canadian companies before provincial and federal courts and courts of appeal, labour relations boards and labour arbitrators. She has acted for large employers in high-profile overtime class actions, pay equity disputes and wrongful dismissal litigation.

Ms. Fedoruk frequently advises not-for-profit and healthcare organizations. She has served as vice chair of the board of directors of the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and is certified in not-for-profit governance by the Institute of Corporate Directors and Rotman School of Management.

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  • Education

    LL.B., University of Victoria, 2002
    B.A.(Hons.), McGill University, 1998

  • Admissions
    • Ontario 2004
  • Speaking engagements
    • “Accommodating Employees with Physical and Mental Health Issues,” Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, June 16, 2016.
    • “Update on Workplace Investigations: Use of Investigation Reports in Dismissals for Just Cause,” CCLA Six-Minute Lawyer, Ottawa, October 1, 2015.
    • “Extraordinary Damages: Boucher v Walmart,” CCLA Six-Minute Lawyer, Ottawa, September 18, 2014.
    • “Accommodating Mental and Physical Disabilities in the Workplace: An In-Depth Training Session for Employers and Unions,” presentation and full-day interactive session, Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, June 26, 2014.
    • “Best Practices in Employment Agreements: Getting the Most Out of Your Contracts” and “Disability Accommodation,” presentation for Express Employment Professionals International Learning Conference, Orlando, FL, February 12, 2014.
    • “Snooping and Snitching:  Privacy Expectations in the Wired Workplace,” presentation at a joint breakfast seminar of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) and Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, Ottawa, September 18, 2013.
    • “Preventing Workplace Bullying and Intervening in Conflict: Advanced Skills Training,” Lancaster House, Ottawa, June 25, 2013.
    • “Accommodation Law Conference: The Employee’s Duty to Cooperate,” Centre for Labour-Management Development, Ottawa, May 1, 2013.
    • “The Human Rights System: Jurisdictional Issues and Choice of Forum,” University of Ottawa, Ottawa, November 13, 2012.
    • “Workplace Violence,” Ogilvy Renault Breakfast Series, Ottawa, April 16, 2009.
  • Memberships and activities

    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Law Society of Upper Canada
    • Human Resources Professionals Association, Ottawa Chapter
    • Institute of Corporate Directors