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Associate - Labour & Employment

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Phone: 519.660.7710
Fax: 519.660.7711

Chris practices management-side labour and employment law.

Education

Western University
University of Alberta

Called to the Bar in 2012
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About

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

Client Testimonials

Helpful, efficient, and responsive
"...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.

Memberships and Associations

Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
Middlesex Law Association, Member
Canadian Bar Association, Member
Ontario Bar Association, Member

Notable Work and Decisions

Venables v. Glen White Industries Ltd., 2017 HRTO 1220 (CanLII)
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.
Tesseris v. Pellark Dental Centre, 2014 HRTO 101 (CanLII)
Succeeded in having the Human Rights Tribunal dismiss the majority of the allegations against the employer without the need for a full hearing.

Community Involvement

Chris is actively involved in the London community. He currently sits as a member of the Children's Aid Society of London & Middlesex Board of Directors and is a member of the Huron University College Corporation. He is a past Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Addictions Services of Thames Valley, and is a past member of the Board of Governors of Western University. Chris is also the Vice Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Huron.

 

Blog Posts By Christopher Sinal

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

Helpful, efficient, and responsive
"...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.

Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
Middlesex Law Association, Member
Canadian Bar Association, Member
Ontario Bar Association, Member

Venables v. Glen White Industries Ltd., 2017 HRTO 1220 (CanLII)
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.
Tesseris v. Pellark Dental Centre, 2014 HRTO 101 (CanLII)
Succeeded in having the Human Rights Tribunal dismiss the majority of the allegations against the employer without the need for a full hearing.

Chris is actively involved in the London community. He currently sits as a member of the Children's Aid Society of London & Middlesex Board of Directors and is a member of the Huron University College Corporation. He is a past Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Addictions Services of Thames Valley, and is a past member of the Board of Governors of Western University. Chris is also the Vice Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Huron.