Brian Silva Associate

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After summering and articles with CCP, Brian joined the firm as an associate lawyer in 2013.

Brian is involved in a wide range of labour and employment issues and has assisted employers with the implementation of workplace policies, dismissals, defense of occupational health and safety charges, employment standards compliance, contract issues, labour board proceedings, grievance arbitrations and human rights matters. Brian frequently reports on significant legal developments in these areas.

Having worked in diverse fields from concrete and drain work to sales and retail, Brian has become well versed with the needs and challenges faced by today’s employers.

Brian completed his undergraduate studies at York University where he earned an Honours B.A. and graduated on the Dean’s Honour List and Academic Achievement List. Brian then earned his law degree from Queen’s University. During law school, Brian was an active member of the school community having volunteered for Queen’s Pro Bono, competed for Queen’s at Law Games, and by having represented Queen’s Law in numerous intramural sports teams. In addition, Brian was the runner-up in the Queen’s Law annual Labour and Employment Moot.

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Bar Association

Good News for Employers as Court of Appeal Chastises Lower Court for Finding Ambiguity in Termination Clause Where None Existed

As we know, the Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in 2016, Oudin v. Centre Francophone de Toronto, where a termination provisio......MORE

Employer’s Decision to Refuse Employment to Medicinal Cannabis User Supported by Arbitrator

On August 1, 2018, the government’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana will come into effect and employers will be faced with questions ......MORE

Ontario Divisional Court Confirms Employer Cannot Provide Working Notice of Termination to Employee on Disability Leave

One question we often get from employers is whether they can provide working notice of termination to an employee who is on an approved leave. More......MORE

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  • Queen’s University:  J.D. (2012)
  • Graduated magna cum laude York University:  B.A. (Hons) Psychology (2009)

Volunteer Work

  • Queen’s Law Pro Bono 2010


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