- About Christopher
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- Notable Work & Decisions
Christopher A. Sinal is an associate with Siskinds’ Labour and Employment Group, with a practice focused exclusively on representing employers. Chris and the L&E Group favour a collaborative and team-oriented approach, working with clients to develop pragmatic and cost-effective solutions to workplace issues.
Chris’ practice primarily focuses on assisting unionized clients in a variety of labour relations matters, such as grievance arbitration, collective bargaining, and managing day-to-day workplace issues. Chris works with clients throughout the broader public sector, particularly rural hospitals and children’s aid societies. He also has experience in construction labour relations, assisting clients in responding to certification applications and grievances before the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
Chris also works with both unionized and non-unionized clients to address Occupational Health and Safety and WSIB matters, human rights concerns, and employee discipline and termination issues.
Labour & Employment Blog
The University of Western Ontario
University of Alberta
“…I just wanted to thank you for being so helpful, efficient and responsive. I’ve worked with quite a few attorneys in the last few years, for a range of different things, and I wish they were all more like you.” -T.J.
Notable Work & Decisions
Successfully argues that the Human Rights Tribunal should not set aside a full and final release signed by an employee upon his termination of employment. As a result, the Tribunal dismissed the employee’s human rights complaint.
Chambers v. Lamprea Building Materials Ltd. o/a Home Hardware Building Centre, 2016 HRTO 1585 (CanLII)
Employer found not to have engaged in age-discrimination where it had terminated a 58-year-old employee and replaced her with an individual in her 20’s.
Carroll v. AFTT Development Inc., 2016 HRTO 534
Application dismissed by the Human Rights Tribunal on the basis that it had no chance of success.
Succeeded in having the Human Rights Tribunal dismiss the majority of the allegations against the employer without the need for a full hearing.
Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
Member, Middlesex Law Association
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Ontario Bar Association
“One of the things I love most about labour and employment law is that we work towards collaborative solutions to problems. Ultimately, we recognize that everyone needs to put their heads down and get back to work once the dust settles. That said, there are also times when we need to roll up our sleeves and create the dust.”
— Christopher Sinal