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Stephen LeMesurier – Litigation Associate
Phone: 416-907-9249 – 231
Stephen is a barrister and solicitor licensed by the Law Society of Ontario practicing employment law. Stephen obtained his JD from the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University after completing both his B.A.H and M.A in Political Studies at Queen’s.
Stephen has a broad employment law practice with a particular focus on wrongful dismissal litigation and disability law for employees and individuals. Stephen has also developed a strong practice assisting federally regulated employees with unjust dismissal complaints under the Canada Labour Code. As detailed further below, Stephen has recently been successful arguing unjust dismissal cases under the provisions of the Canada Labour Code against Canada’s largest Banks.
Outside of the office Stephen remains involved with Camp Wenonah in Muskoka, Ontario where he spent parts of 9 years as a staff member and Assistant Director. Stephen enjoys staying active by working on his squash game, running, cycling and canoe tripping throughout Ontario’s provincial parks.
Recent Notable cases (note: each case is individual and past success does not guarantee future success):
Maticevic and Bank of Montreal, Re: 2019 CarswellNat 4762 (Westlaw): Stephen was primary counsel in the case of a dismissed Bank employee where the Bank raised a preliminary objection arguing that the Adjudicator appointed to hear the case did not have jurisdiction. Stephen was successful in resisting the Bank’s preliminary motion and the Adjudicator determined he did in fact have jurisdiction under the Code to hear the case on its merits.
P.D. and Bank of Nova Scotia: 2019 CarswellNat 2340 (Westlaw): Stephen was primary counsel in the case of a Bank employee accused of theft and dishonesty. The Adjudicator under the appointed to hear the case found that the allegations of theft were not proven by the Bank. Due to Stephen’s hard work, the employee was reinstated to her position with full back pay, awarded $5,000 in moral damages and her legal costs.
Menard v. The Centre for International Governance Innovation (Trial Decision): Stephen was co-counsel in the trial of a Vice President, Finance with 6 years of service who was terminated. The employer claimed after acquired cause based on breach of policy. Notwithstanding the allegations of cause nor the claim advanced by the employer that the employment contract limited the employee’s notice period to only 12 weeks, due to Stephen’s hard work the Executive received 2 months’ notice per year of service, for a total of 12 months’ pay in lieu.
Select review of Stephen:
“I contracted Monkhouse Law to settle a layoff dispute with my former employer. They proved to be exceptionally efficient and able. My lawyer Stephen and his associate Anessa always responded to any email query within the same day, typically within the hour. They calmly guided me through the confusing processes of settlement, severance and mediation. As I am not allowed to provide details of the settlement, I can only say that I am very happy with the fair and favourable outcome and the fact that the results were achieved quickly. Stephen and his team were able to allay my concerns and stress levels through their professional and courteous actions. Highly recommended.” – SP
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