Kristin Taylor

Kristin Taylor
Telephone: 416 860 2973
Fax: 416 644 9341

Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

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“Elicits praise from peers for her ‘excellent judgement and ‘practical advice.’”
Client Testimonial, Chambers Canada

Kristin Taylor is a partner in the Employment & Labour Group at Cassels Brock. She provides practical and strategic advice to employers on a wide range of employment matters including employee hiring, discipline and termination; severance packages; corporate restructuring; employment agreements and personnel policies; certification applications; privacy and AODA compliance; mergers & acquisitions and employment standards and human rights issues. Kristin regularly represents employers in court in wrongful dismissal actions, severance pay class actions, restrictive covenant disputes and injunctions; in grievance arbitrations, in collective bargaining and before various administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and labour relations boards. She also conducts supervisory development and harassment prevention training to proactively prevent workplace disputes.

Kristin’s experience includes:

  • Wood v. CTS of Canada Co., 2018 ONCA 758 (CanLII)
  • Wood v. CTS of Canada Co., 2017 ONSC 5695 (CanLII)
  • International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers v. ASIG Ground Handling Canada Ltd., 2017 CanLII 18970 (ONLA)
  • Unifor v. United Thermo Group Limited, 2017 CanLII 49618 (OLRB)
  • Sensient Flavors Canada Inc. v. United Steelworkers and its local 13292-01, 2016 CanLII 48481 (ON LA); application for judicial review dismissed 2017 ONSC 1974 (CanLII)
  • Pitoscia v. Martin-Brower of Canada Co., 2016 HRTO 1213 (CanLII)
  • Post Foods Canada Corp. v Unifor, Local 1101, 2015 CanLII 28841 (ON LA)
  • State Street Fund Services Toronto Inc. v Daniel Claudiu Cainamisir, 2015 CanLII 9555 (ON LRB)
  • Clean Harbors Canada, Inc. and TC Local 419 (R.(L.)), Re, (2013), 234 L.A.C. (4th) 115 (Knopf)
  • Angoss Software Corp. v. Scott, Lattice Engines Inc., 2013 ONSC 3460 (CanLII) (Div. Ct.)
  • Nuur v. Chubb Edwards, a U.T.C. Fire, Security and Climate Company, 2013 HRTO 1148 (CanLII)
  • Kaseba v. Chubb Edwards, a U.T.C. Fire, Security and Climate Company, 2013 HRTO 912 (CanLII)
  • Macan v. Strongco, 2013 HRTO 841 (CanLII)
  • Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care v. Ontario Nurses Association, 2013 CanLII 7479 (ON LA) – as employer nominee
  • English v. Travel Centres Canada, 2013 ONSC 417 (CanLII)
  • CAW-Canada v. Christian Horizons, 2012 CanLII 29606 (ON LRB)
  • Senathirajah v. State Street Bank and Trust Company Canada Branch [2012], unrep. (Abramsky)
  • Mon Sheong Home for the Aged v. ONA, 2011 CanLII 9350 (ON LA) – as employer nominee
  • Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, Local 914 v. Clean Harbors Canada, Inc., 2011 (Goodfellow) and 2009 CanLII 59487 (Albertyn)
  • Chrabalowski v. BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., 2011 ONSC 3392 (CanLII)
  • Rheaume v Lowe's Companies Canada, 2011 CanLII 36336 (ON LRB)

Kristin is a former Editor-in-Chief of the monthly CCH publication, Canadian Employment & Equality Rights, specializing in recent developments in human rights law (2000 to 2010). She authored the Employment Issues in a Sale of Business segment for the LexisNexis Practice Advisor Canada and the Employment Law Issues in Business Transactions chapter of the text New Perspectives on Canadian Employment Law published in October 2014. Kristin is a regular contributor to, which follows current trends in Canadian employment law with a particular focus on issues faced by Ontario employers. Kristin is also a Deputy Managing Partner of the firm.

client commentary

  • “Elicits praise from peers for her ‘excellent judgement and ‘practical advice.’” – Chambers Canada (Employment & Labour)


Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B. (Recipient of Administrative Law Prize), 1993

Western University, B.A., 1990

Recent Work

Publications, Newsletters and Articles

Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - August 2019

2018: The Year in Review in Employment Law

Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - September 2018

Court of Appeal Restores Distinction Between ESA Minimum Notice Requirements and Common Law Notice

Termination of Benefits Coverage at Age 65 Declared Unconstitutional

Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - April 2018

Ontario Superior Court Confirms that Employers Can Impose Changes in Terms of Employment Upon Provision of Reasonable Notice

Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Events

Kristin Taylor Presenting "Won’t You Be My Neighbour? Cross-border Employment issues”

Casey Chisick, Kristin Taylor and Stephen Henderson Taking Part in the LSO Entertainment & Media Law Symposium

Cassels Brock Lawyers are Faculty Members and Speakers as part of The Osgoode Certificate in Mining Law

Kristin Taylor, Adrian Jakibchuk and Stefanie Di Francesco Speaking on the Latest Developments in Employment Law at the Toronto Board of Trade

Kristin Taylor Answers “How Will Legal Cannabis Impact Safety-Conscious Work Environments?”

Kristin Taylor Speaking on "Marijuana in the Workplace"

Proud Sponsor of CHIC 2018: Featuring Expert Insights from Jason Arbuck, Kristin Taylor and Jonathan Sherman

Call to the bar

Ontario, 1995
New Brunswick, 2000


  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association


  • Chambers Canada (Employment)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018 (Employment Law)
  • 2017 Lexpert Zenith Award Winner
  • The Legal 500 Canada (Labour & Employment)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2013–2020 (Labour and Employment)



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