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Thomas A. Stefanik

Tel: 416 777 5430  Fax: 1 888 587 9140

Thomas is a partner and head of our Employment & Labour Group.

On the labour relations side, Tom’s practice involves counselling and representing employers in matters such as applications for certification by trade unions, unfair labour practice complaints, collective bargaining and arbitrations, human rights complaints, pay equity and privacy issues. In the employment area, Tom represents employers and employees in drafting employment contracts, litigating wrongful dismissal cases and dealing with post-employment issues such as restrictive covenants and fiduciary duties. Tom also represents employers with respect to occupational health and safety matters, including responding to orders and defending charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, as well as applications, appeals and other proceedings under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.

Tom regularly assists employers by proactively leading seminars and workshops for management on topics such as responding to union organizing campaigns and dealing with accommodating disabled employees. He also conducts workplace investigations as necessary to ensure that an employer’s legal position is fully protected.

Tom also speaks frequently to Human Resource professionals and managers on such topics as union organizing and various legislative amendments and developments.

  • BILL 127 – More Stress for Ontario Employers

    Torkin Manes LegalPoint

  • Emerging Trends and Challenges in the Workplace

    Torkin Manes Employment & Labour Relations Seminar, May 2017

  • The Metron Case: Results and Implications for Construction Industry Employers

    Torkin Manes/Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Ontario Chapter Seminar

  • Employee, contractor or something in-between?

    Torkin Manes Focus, Summer 2010

  • The Contractor vs. Employer Nightmare Begins Again

    Torkin Manes Labour Relations and Employment Group Breakfast Seminar

  • Bill 168 – Is Your Workplace Prepared?

    The Law Office Management Association (TLOMA) Newsletter

  • Ford hit with class-action lawsuit after backing out of 100s of job offers

    Canadian HR Reporter

  • Violence and harassment in the workplace - are you doing enough to protect your employees?

    Torkin Manes Focus, Fall 2009

  • The Best and Worst of 2008: The Most Important Employment Law Decisions of the Year

    Torkin Manes’ Labour Relations and Employment Law Group’s Breakfast Seminar

  • Proactive Hiring Strategies

    Torkin Manes Labour Relations and Employment Group Half-day Seminar

More Speaking & Writing
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Markham Board of Trade
  • Toronto Board of Trade