Matthew is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Labour Law. He represents employers in labour and employment-related litigation, including wrongful dismissals and labour arbitration. He frequently appears before the courts, including at the appellate level.
He also acts for employers in grievance arbitrations, matters before the Labour Relations Board, and in collective bargaining.
And he represents employers, supervisors and constructors in proceedings under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, including in defence of quasi-criminal charges further to workplace accidents and injuries.
Matthew acts for and advises private and public sector employers on a full range of labour and employment matters, including:
- dismissals and discipline
- employment contracts and policies
- human rights issues, such as discrimination and harassment
- workers' compensation, employment standards, and occupational health and safety matters
Matthew is the co-author of Just Cause: The Law of Summary Dismissal in Canada, which is frequently cited in decisions.
Within BLG, Matthew held the role of National Leader of BLG’s Labour & Employment Group from 2011-2016, and before that was the Toronto Leader from 2008-2011.