Carita Wong

Carita WongCarita Wong has practiced in employment and labour law almost exclusively since her call to the bar in 2002. Carita has represented both employers and employees before the courts, federal and provincial labour boards, human rights tribunals, and other employment-related administrative tribunals. She acts in relation to matters involving wrongful dismissals, mass terminations and lay-offs, human rights applications, employment standards claims, and workplace health and safety. Carita regularly assists employers in responding to union organization campaigns, applications for certifications, and union grievances. Carita also does collective bargaining negotiations, and conducts workplace investigations. Carita advises employers on how to deal with labour and employment law issues proactively and strategically in a way which best suits their businesses and their needs.

 

ADMISSIONS & AFFILIATIONS

Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2002

Law Society of Upper Canada

Canadian Bar Association

 

EDUCATION

Certificate of Completion, Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop, Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development, 2011

LL.B., University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (2001)

B.A. Criminology, Sociology and Women’s Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (1997) (Graduated with High Distinction)

 

PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Speaker, Employment Standards Update, CLE Law Society of Upper Canada, June 5, 2015

Interview with CTV News regarding Rubin Ghomeshi Investigation Report, April 16, 2015 (http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=593712)   

Speaker, Workplace Issues in the Age of Social Networking, HRPAP Employment Law Update, October 28, 2014

Presenter, Client Communication in Employment Law, Law Society of Upper Canada, January 13, 2012

Speaker, Beyond the Corners of the Contract: the Interface Between Employment Agreements and Organizational Policies, CLE Osgoode Hall Law School “the Intensive Short Course: Employment Contracts and Employee Terminations”, September 14 and 14, 2010

Author, Policy Manuals: Essential Tools of the Employment Relationship, HR Professional Magazine, March/April 2010

Author, Wallace and Punitive Damages post-Honda – Pleadings and Evidentiary Issues, CLE Law Society of Upper Canada “Employment Law for the General Practioner”, November 24, 2009 (http://ecom.lsuc.on.ca/cle/product.jsp?id+CLE09-0110701)

Speaker, Effectively Conducting the Employment Termination Meeting: Mitigating Organizational Liability while Preserving Individual Dignity, the Canadian Institute’s Workforce Restructuring conference, July 9, 2009

Speaker, Issue Estoppel: When Should an Employer Participate in EI and ESA, HRPAO 2006,

Co-Author, The Wrongful Dismissal Claim: A New World of Damages, Conduct of the Wrongful Dismissal File, CLE Law Society of Upper Canada, May 9, 2006

Contributing Author, Providing References to Employees: Should You or Shouldn’t You? Canadian HR Reporter, Carswell, March 24, 2003

Contributing Author, How to Tackle Poor Job Performance and Bring Down Legal Costs, Canadian HR Reporter, Carswell, February 10, 2003

Contributing Author, Cut Down on Lawsuits Just by Being Nice, Canadian HR Reporter, Carswell, November 18, 2002

Frequent Contributing Author, Ask an Expert with Peter Israel, Canadian Employment Law Today, Carswell

 

SELECTED DECISIONS

Labourers’ International Union of North America, Ontario Provincial District

Council, Applicant v. Percon Construction Inc., Construction Workers Local 52

affiliated with the Christian Labour Association of Canada, December 29, 2014 (OLRB)

Slepenkova v. Ivanov, (2009), OJ No 2680 (QL), 74 CCEL (3d) 163, 2009 ONCA 526 (CanLII) (Ont. C.A.)

Slepenkova v.  Ivanov (2007), 60 C.C.E.L. (3d) 303 (Ont. S.C.J.)

Nikolova v. Ivanov, July 26, 2007 (unreported decision of Forestell J., Ont. S.C.J.),

Daley v. Depco International Inc. (2004), 37 C.C.E.L. (3d) 255 (Ont. S.C.J.) – successfully proved just cause for dismissal based on cumulative acts of misconduct

International Clothiers Inc. v. Fuad Abdullahi and Director of Employment Standards, 2004 Can LII 11305 (O.L.R.B.)

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