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Busayo A. Faderin – Senior Associate and Toronto Employment Lawyer
Phone: 416-907-9249 x 239
Busayo is a barrister and solicitor, licenced by the Law Society of Ontario, practicing employment law. Busayo assists both employees and employers with navigating workplace issues ranging from wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, human rights discrimination, contract and policy drafting, and disability insurance claims. She is passionate about advocating for her clients and keeping their interests centred throughout the process. She approaches her work with a listening ear and a keen eye.
Busayo has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Busayo completed her JD at Osgoode Hall Law School, after obtaining an Honours Bachelor of Human Resources degree at York University. During law school, she worked at the Human Rights Legal Support Centre where she assisted with providing legal services to applicants before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Also, a fervent moot competitor, she was named the Top Oralist at the Julius Alexander Isaac Diversity Moot Competition in Halifax and came in first place with her partner.
Prior to joining Monkhouse Law as an associate, Busayo articled at an employment law firm in Toronto where she was exposed to all aspects of the litigation process, including representing clients in open court.
When not working, Busayo enjoys watching the Toronto Raptors, music and spending time with family and friends.
Black Female Lawyers Network, Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, and Ontario Bar Association
Select reviews of Busayo:
“Appearing as counsel for an intervener before the Supreme Court of Canada is one of the hardest things a lawyer can do. Or at least, one of the hardest things a lawyer can do WELL. You have only 5 minutes to make an argument on a complex area of law. Goes by in a flash. I had the privilege of watching Busayo’s submissions on Horrocks and she was very impressive. Totally nailed her points. Highly recommend.”
“Busayo represented me in what was not a typical employment case. My case required proving some evidence which she did with a level of tenacity that reminded me of the Tom Cruise character in A Few Good Men. She is an unbelievable good listener. She understood my case down to the smallest detail and came to meetings extremely well prepared. I chose her firm randomly but did I ever hit the bulls eye. You will not go wrong choosing Busayo Faderin.”
“Busayo was wonderful. I had a bad situation after being let go from my place of employment after many years. I had never used a lawyer before and after some of the stories I had heard of others, was rather reluctant but needed help. Busayo was extremely professional, handled everything in a calm manner, all the while being in total control of everything. I was not handling things too well, but felt calm in her presence and felt comfortable in knowing that she had a handle on everything. The outcome was better than I expected. Busayo was compassionate and kind to me, but did not back down in the boardroom. I highly recommend her if you are looking for an employment lawyer. Thanks Busayo!”
Recent Notable cases and media appearances (note: each case is individual and past success does not guarantee future success):
Globe and Mail’s Nine to Five column: Busayo is a regular contributor to the Nine to Five column in the Globe and Mail’s careers section where she responds to reader questions about various employment law issues.
Global Media Appearance: Busayo appeared on Global News speaking about sexual harassment in the workplace.
Herzuk v. Kleiman: Busayo was co-counsel on several complex motions before a Master to limit the scope of trial. Because of the preliminary result, the Defendant conceded right after the release of the decision by accepting the Plaintiff’s previous offer.
Journeymen v. Core One: Busayo was co-counsel on a labour arbitration before the Ontario Labour Relations Board representing an employer. This was a preliminary decision allowing the employer to advance their arguments for after acquired cause and also that the initial termination was a justified layoff.
Select Videos of Busayo:
Family Status Discrimination:
Marijuana in the workplace post-legalization:
Discipline in the Workplace: