The CCU Labour School is taking place in Toronto on Saturday, March 3, 2018, and we have two leading experts in labour law who will be discussing three major areas for about one hour each:
1. Off-duty conduct
2. Drug testing and medical marijuana
3. Dealing with DFRs
Chris Donovan is a lawyer at Dewart Gleason in Toronto. He practices primarily in the area of labour law for trade unions. Chris articled at a small union-side firm in Toronto and practiced there before joining Dewart Gleason in 2012. He has experience in all areas of labour law, including rights arbitrations, unfair labour practice applications, picketing injunctions, and judicial review proceedings. Chris also has a civil litigation practice that focuses on wrongful dismissal claims, human rights matters, defence of solicitor’s negligence claims, the regulation of professionals, and actions concerning police and crown misconduct. He holds a BA from York University (2004), and an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School (2008).
Brett Hughes is a lawyer at Dewart Gleason in Toronto. His practice focuses on labour law, civil litigation, and employment law. Brett articled as a law clerk to the judges of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto before joining Dewart Gleason in 2017. In law school, he worked as a caseworker at the Advocates for Injured Workers legal clinic, where he represented workers in their appeals of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board decisions. He holds a BSocSci from the University of Ottawa (2012), and a JD from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2016).