Solicitor

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America's third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC's vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC's recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing "a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy."

General Accountability

 

Acting as counsel to the TTC with a primary focus on labour & employment, human rights and safety related matters.

Key Job Functions

 

  • Day-to-day handling including advocacy, of labour grievances, human rights  and employment litigation matters
  • Representing the TTC as legal counsel at labour arbitrations, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and at Court.
  • Reviewing evidence gathered by various TTC Departments
  • Gathering required evidence and interviewing potential witnesses for a case
  • Drafting factums, motion records, appeal records and other court tribunal documents
  • Providing day-to-day guidance and opinions on various labour & employment  human rights and safety related matters
  • Ensuring timely reporting of performance results and/or sensitive issues to the Associate General Counsel
  • Participation in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program
  • Promotes a respectful work and service environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and is free from harassment and discrimination. Helps to build an inclusive and accessible work and service environment for all employees and customers. Ensures the needs of employees and customers are accommodated in accordance with TTC’s commitments and obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and Related Orders, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and TTC’s policies.
Skills
  • Understand and apply relevant laws and regulations
  • Demonstrate specialized expertise and knowledge in the assigned field
  • Manage conflict
  • Communicate in a variety of mediums
  • Apply analytical skills
Education and Experience

 

  • You must have a Bachelor of Laws Degree or a Juris Doctorate and must be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • You are a Labour & Employment and Human Rights Lawyer with a minimum 3 years of labour & employment and human rights experience gained at an in-house legal department or major law firm
Additional Requirements

 

  • Strong understanding of labour arbitration, workers compensation, occupational health and safety, and the Ontario Human Rights Code as well as the preparation of related documentation  
  • Solid experience in legal work related to labour arbitration, employment, WSIAT and/or human rights matters
  • Thorough familiarity with research methods and techniques
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Sound judgement, strong organizational, analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills

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