Kelsey Orth Partner

T 905.874.9343 x 225  F 905.874.1384
E korth@ccpartners.ca

After articling with a downtown management-side labour and employment law firm in 2003, Kelsey worked at a boutique firm in Kitchener-Waterloo before joining CCP as an associate in 2006.

Having completed a Master’s Degree in Industrial Relations in addition to his LL.B., Kelsey strives to understand his clients’ “big picture”, allowing him to provide strategic and proactive advice. With this approach, Kelsey has assisted employers across a broad range of industries in avoiding exposure and limiting risk, by helping them to develop and implement sound human resources and labour relations policies and practices. In particular, Kelsey focuses on avoiding or dealing with issues of unionization, unionized labour disputes, collective agreement negotiations and working through the grievance process. Kelsey also regularly presents workshops and seminars on various labour and employment law topics for managers, supervisors and human resources professionals.

When an adversarial approach is more appropriate Kelsey is also a proficient and persuasive advocate for employers at all stages of the litigation process, whether before an administrative tribunal, in grievance arbitration, or in civil litigation. Kelsey regularly represents employers before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and has appeared before all levels of Court in Ontario.

Regardless of the forum or issue at hand, Kelsey seeks the most effective and efficient way to help his clients overcome the legal obstacles that get in the way of business.

Nov 02, 2017

CCPartners' Construction Law Series - Construction Health and Safety Action Plan

Karen Fields, Partner, and Kelsey Orth, Partner, will lead a discussion of the 16 recommendations that form the basis of the Action Plan that will ......MORE

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

SOMETIMES A FULL AND FINAL RELEASE IS JUST THAT: MANITOBA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION DENIES COMPLAINT ON BASIS OF SIGNED RELEASE

You have read in this space about recent cases where the language and enforceability of an executed Release has been called into question, includin......MORE

Random Drug Testing, A Suncor Update: Common Sense Prevails (For Now) As Supreme Court Of Canada Denies Unifor’s Application For Leave To Appeal

You may recall that on October 19, 2017 we reported on the Alberta Court of Appeal’s decision in Suncor Energy Inc. and Unifor Local 707A (&l......MORE

Just Cause Allegations Must Be Righteous, Or Else! Court Awards $125,000 In Extraordinary Damages For False Claims Of Just Cause

In May the Superior Court of Justice for Ontario released its decision in Ruston v. Keddco Mfg. (2011) Ltd..  While the award of 19.5 months&r......MORE

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  • Queen’s University: LL.B., 2004
  • Queen’s University: M.I.R., 2001
  • Wilfrid Laurier University: B.A. (Hons.) Political Science, 2000

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  • Chair of the Board of Directors, BridgeWay Family Centre

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