Jessica Wuergler

Senior Associate

Toronto
[email protected]
416.367.6009

Jessica understands the importance of getting to know each client's business and the intricacies of their unique workplace. She assists clients in identifying issues, advancing their objectives, and implementing creative solutions to workplace problems.

Jessica advises and represents employers across industries, with a particular focus in the sectors of education, financial services, information technology, retail and health care.

Jessica represents management in both the public and private sector, regarding a wide range of labour, employment and human rights disputes, including grievance arbitrations, interest arbitrations, human rights complaints, wrongful dismissal actions, right to sue applications and employment standards claims. 

She has represented both federally and provincially regulated employers before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, Ontario Labour Relations Board, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal and in private dispute resolution.

Before obtaining her Juris Doctor from Western Law, Jessica worked in human resources.

Experience

  • Ontario (Treasury Board) v The Council of Trustees’ Association, 2024 CanLII 40839 (ON LA)
  • Ontario (Education) v Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, 2024 CanLII 48146 (ON LA)
  • Ontario (Education) v Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, 2024 CanLII 48134 (ON LA)
  • The Crown in Right of Ontario v The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation and The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, 2024 CanLII 8967 (ON LA)

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Advocates’ Society

Community Involvement

  • Mentor, MIRHR, University of Toronto
  • 2024 Team Captain and three-time participant in the Princess Margaret Ride to Conquer Cancer

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada (Labour and Employment Law)

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2016
  • JD, Western University, 2015
  • MIRHR, University of Toronto, 2011
  • BA, University of Waterloo, 2010