Andrew Cogswell Associate

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After summering and articles with CCP, Andrew joined the firm as an associate lawyer in 2014.

Andrew is involved in a diverse range of labour and employment issues assisting employers with worker disability accommodation, defense of occupational health and safety charges, employment standards compliance, collective agreement interpretation, grievance & interest arbitration, and human rights matters.

Andrew completed his undergraduate studies at Ryerson University where he earned an Honours B.A.Sc and graduated on the Dean’s Honour List. Andrew began his undergraduate degree in Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University and opted to focus his studies on Occupational Health and Safety. During his degree he worked as a Health and Safety Specialist within various industries including health care, pharmaceuticals, electrical utilities, construction, and recreation & tourism. Andrew assisted with the development of management health and safety programs and acted as a resource to employers to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.

Before beginning law school Andrew worked with a prominent occupational and environmental consulting firm in the GTA where he performed on-site workplace inspections in all industries for both unionized and non-unionized settings. The experience has provided Andrew with in depth knowledge of real work environments and the ability to provide practical and cost effective solutions to employers.

Andrew then earned his law degree from the University of Ottawa. During law school, Andrew was an active member of the Employment & Labour Law Students’ Society where he was responsible for organizing employment and labour related events. In his final year Andrew worked with the RCMP External Review Committee to complete a comprehensive review of employer obligations with respect to workplace sexual harassment.

May 28, 2015

Kelsey Orth & Andrew Cosgwell speak at a TJ Solutions Seminar

On May 28, 2015, Kelsey Orth and Andrew Cogswell presented at a TJ Solutions seminar: The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disa......MORE

Court rejects employee’s obligation to accept new employment with strings attached, awards 26 months’ notice

In a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, two plaintiffs were each awarded wrongful dismissal damages in the amount of 26 mont......MORE

“Mean” Employer Behaviour leads to $750,000 Damages Award

It may not measure up to damage awards you’ll find south of the border but a recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has s......MORE

To the surprise of NO ONE, using Vulgarity against a Co-worker even one time, was one time too many

A recent decision by Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench has provided support for employers who act swiftly in terminating an employee who......MORE

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