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Howard Levitt

Howard Levitt

Senior Partner

(416) 594-3900
(416) 597-3396
[email protected]

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About Howard Levitt:



Howard Levitt is a well known and widely quoted authority on employment law in Toronto, the GTA and across Canada. Howard writes a weekly employment law column in the  National Post, hosts a weekly talk show on employment law on Newstalk 1010 CFRB, and is the author of one of Canada’s leading dismissal text books, The Law of Dismissal in Canada, three other texts, and is Editor-In-Chief of the national law report, The Dismissal and Employment Law Digest, which covers every notable dismissal and employment law case across Canada. The Law of Dismissal and accompanying law report is cited extensively  in decisions across Canada.

Howard has appeared as counsel in employment law and labour law cases at all levels of court in Ontario and across Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He has been lead counsel in thousands of employment law cases, acting as counsel in over 50 trials, appeals, judicial reviews and other hearings annually. He has regularly chaired  employment law and labour  law conferences across Canada, including the Ontario Law Society, for its first ten years 2001-2009, the maximum time permitted.

Howard practices employment law and labour law in Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada and has an extensive national profile. Any lawyer can settle a case in some amount. Howard Levitt’s settlements are noteworthy as a result of his effective and tireless representation.  Mr. Levitt conducts his own trials, which is not the case for many employment lawyers.

Howard is the labour lawyer and employment lawyer for many of Canada’s largest corporations and acts as chief spokesperson for numerous collective bargaining negotiations in a variety of industries. He conducts lobbying at the Federal and Provincial level on behalf of several clients regarding labour legislation. Howard frequently represents other lawyers and provides his opinions on complex employment matters when requested.

Over the past 36 years, Howard has lectured at seminars across Canada, appearing at over 400 employment law conferences.

Further Recognition

Practice areas include:

  • Wrongful dismissal/Terminations
  • Unjust dismissal
  • Human rights
  • Sexual harassment
  • Workplace harassment
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Employment contracts
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Workplace health & safety
  • Injunctions restraining competition and information distribution
  • Wrongful hiring
  • Negligent misrepresentation
  • Management labour relations law including certification & decertification of trade unions

Memberships & Associations:

  • Alberta Bar Association
  • British Columbia Bar Association
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • New Brunswick Bar Association
  • Nova Scotia Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Saskatchewan Bar Association

Education & Credentials:

  • J.D., University Of Toronto, 1977
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1979

Awards:

Governor General’s 1992 Medal for Services to Canada

Howard in the Media:

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