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Boris Alexander is a barrister and solicitor, licensed by the Law Society of Ontario, practicing employment law.
Prior to joining Monkhouse Law, Boris articled at a top tax litigation law firm in Toronto. There, he dealt with matters related to collections, audits, and various appeals and trial mandates for all stages of the CRA appeals process, Superior Court of Justice, and the Tax Court of Canada. Subsequently, Boris worked at one of Canada’s largest labour and employment firms representing employees and employers.
Boris has represented employees before various courts and provincial and federal administrative tribunals, including the Small Claims Court, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Ontario Labour Relations Board, and the Superior Court of Justice.
Boris prides himself on providing effective and straightforward representation to the firm’s clients. He always seeks an efficient and tactical approach to solving complex issues.
Boris completed his law degree at Queen’s University Faculty of Law. In addition, Boris obtained a Certificate in International Business Law from the renowned Bader International Study Centre located in the UK. Prior to law school, Boris obtained his H.B.A. in Criminology from York University and graduated with distinction.
In his spare time, Boris studies languages (presently, Japanese, Korean and Tamil), teaches English to Chinese and Korean students located in China and Korea, loves traveling, and explores trails with his dog, Autumn.
Select Client Reviews of Boris Alexander:
Michelle Smith: Faced with a constructive dismissal situation I reached out to Monkhouse Law and was introduced to the lawyer taking my case, Boris Alexander. Boris took the time to actively listen and to provide legal options to me while remaining compassionate to what I had experienced with my past employer. Boris worked diligently with a very solid understanding of the law while ensuring I understood each step as we went. I am pleased to say it settled very favourably and he worked hard to ensure I received as good a settlement as I would have from a judge, but without having to sit in a courtroom reliving it all over again. I have the utmost respect and appreciation for Boris and Monkhouse. Anyone going through a wrongful dismissal, harassment or constructive dismissal should definitely speak with Boris, he is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with! A true professional who gets top results!
Salma Jan: Boris is an extremely hard working, honest, and competent lawyer. He took on my file and worked tirelessly to get me a proper settlement after I was unfairly dismissed from work. He is thorough, meticulous, and a true professional. I would recommend him to anyone who needs someone knowledgeable and who is a true advocate. He was very supportive. My concerns/questions were dealt with promptly and I was given the advice needed. Overall, I am very happy I chose this law firm. Amazing team.
Elsa Morena: I can’t express enough how invaluable the consulting I received from Boris was for my career. He was very clear in his communication and made it very easy for me to understand my rights as an employee. There is comfort in knowing that if I ever need further representation throughout my career, I would be in good hands with Boris.
Vee Brewsler: Boris is very knowledgeable, friendly, engaging and encouraging. He offers a wealth of great and useful information. Thorough explanations on pros vs. cons. I also liked that he followed up afterwards. He didn’t forget me. I would recommend him to others after my interactions with him.
Navid Sadikali: Having extensive and specific legal background documented, Boris at Monkhouse ate that up and processed it like a champ. He gave me a rundown on my options in depth. He even gave me industry insider tips that helped me AVOID legal charges and was honest about rewards and costs of pursuit. I trust him and this firm.
Recent Notable Employment Law Cases:
(Note: Each case is individual and past success does not guarantee future success).
Janmohamed v. Dr. M. Zia Medicine Professional Corporation: Boris represented a terminated employee in a wrongful dismissal matter. Boris was successful in obtaining 150% of the amount the employer initially paid his client upon termination. The Court then awarded $30,000.00 to assist Boris’ client with the costs of her legal fees and recognized the exceptional circumstances.
Janmohamed v. Dr. M. Zia Medicine Professional Corporation: Boris was successful in preventing the employer from delaying the proceedings and incurring greater costs by forcing the employee to engage in discoveries twice. The Court denied this attempt by the employer and awarded 100% of costs incurred, which went towards the employee’s legal fees.
* Boris Alexander is registered with the Law Society of Ontario as Boris Livshits.