Gerald J. Griffiths

Gerald is a skilled lawyer whose practice is focused on the representation of management in many areas of employment and labour law. He is widely published and regularly asked to speak on topics relevant to his practice.

Gerald’s expertise including:

Gerald is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association (Labour & Employment, Civil Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Workers’ Compensation), Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Long Term Care Association and Retail Council of Canada.

Gerald is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Law School (cum laude), and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree from Queen’s University. He joined Sherrard Kuzz LLP after practicing employment and labour law at one of Canada’s largest full-service law firms.

 

Publications and Media Mentions:

The “Granny Cam“: the good, the bad, and the law

Long Term Care Today - Ontario Long Term Care Association - Fall/Winter 2014

Background screening rules changing for Ontario retirement homes in 2014

Canadian Employment Law Today - December 11, 2013

Random alcohol testing fails Supreme Court's test

Canadian Employment Law Today - July 24, 2013

Ontario's human rights regime: No 'crisis' nor reason for 'complacency'

Canadian Employment Law Today - April 17, 2013

Ontario human rights regime gets passing grade

Canadian HR Reporter - January 28, 2013

Criminal Record Checks - Managing Liability and Getting the Information You Need

Ontario Electrical League - Dialogue - September 2012

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005: A Retirement Home Perspective

RetirementHomes.com - February 7, 2012

 

Speaking Engagements:

Missing in Action: Managing Planned and Unplanned Workplace Absenteeism
Sherrard Kuzz LLP HReview Seminar - May 30, 2017

Group Insurance Benefits – Avoid Employer Liability
Ontario Hospital Association, Health Human Resources Series: Workplace Considerations - April 5, 2017

Social Media Harassment and Abuses
Ontario Hospital Association, Health Human Resources Series: Workplace Considerations - March 22, 2017

Medical Assistance in Dying – Accommodating and Protecting Patients and Staff
Ontario Hospital Association, Health Human Resources Series: Workplace Considerations - March 8, 2017

Balancing the Needs of Patients and Staff
Ontario Hospital Association, Health Human Resources Series: Workplace Considerations - February 22, 2017

Navigate Difficult Conversations with Employees
Ontario Hospital Association, Health Human Resources Series: Workplace Considerations - February 8, 2017

Return to Work
Ontario Hospital Association, Health Human Resources Series: Workplace Considerations - January 26, 2017

Emerging Trends
Ontario Hospital Association, Employment Relations and Accommodation Webcast Series - December 15, 2016

Family Status
Ontario Hospital Association, Employment Relations and Accommodation Webcast Series - December 7, 2016

Addictions in the Workplace
Ontario Hospital Association, Employment Relations and Accommodation Webcast Series - November 24, 2016

Attendance Management- What to Do When Employees are Not Coming to Work
Ontario Hospital Association, Employment Relations and Accommodation Webcast Series - November 16, 2016

Managing Employee/Employer Relationships
Ontario Hospital Association, Employment Relations and Accommodation Webcast Series - October 27, 2016

A Refresher Session About Hospital Policies and Procedures For Employees
Ontario Hospital Association, Employment Relations and Accommodation Webcast Series - October 12, 2016

Latest Labour and Employment Law Developments
Ontario Retirement Communities Association, ORCA Spring Road Show - June 7, 2016

Latest Labour and Employment Law Developments
Ontario Retirement Communities Association, ORCA Spring Road Show - May 31, 2016

Latest Labour and Employment Law Developments
Ontario Retirement Communities Association, ORCA Spring Road Show - May 26, 2016

Latest Labour and Employment Law Developments
Ontario Retirement Communities Association, ORCA Spring Road Show - May 19, 2016

Latest Labour and Employment Law Developments
Ontario Retirement Communities Association, ORCA Spring Road Show - May 17, 2016

Invisible and Episodic Disabilities
Sherrard Kuzz LLP, HReview Seminar - December 2, 2015

Ontario Human Rights Update: Employer Rights, Not Just Obligations
EventBuilders Inc., 26th Annual Schedule 2 Employers' Group Conference, Workplace Health & Safety and Disability Management - October 7, 2015

Bill 18: Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act
Human Resources Professionals Association - August 19, 2015

Disability Accommodation and Return to Work
Ontario Retirement Communities Association - June 4, 2015

Disability Accommodation and Return to Work
Ontario Retirement Communities Association - May 28, 2015

Disability Accommodation and Return to Work
Ontario Retirement Communities Association - May 14, 2015

Disability Accommodation and Return to Work
Ontario Retirement Communities Association - May 12, 2015

Managing the Difficult Employee
HR Reporter Webinar, Thomson Reuters - January 28, 2015

Hot Topics in Home Care
Home Care Ontario - September 10, 2014

Conducting an Effective Workplace Investigation
HR Reporter Webinar, Thomson Reuters - June 25, 2014

Labour & Employment Law Developments and What They Mean for Your Organization
Ontario Retirement Communities Association, Spring Road Show - June 12, 2014

Labour & Employment Law Developments and What They Mean for Your Organization
Ontario Retirement Communities Association, Spring Road Show - June 5, 2014

Labour & Employment Law Developments and What They Mean for Your Organization
Ontario Retirement Communities Association, Spring Road Show - May 29, 2014

Labour & Employment Law Developments and What They Mean for Your Organization
Ontario Retirement Communities Association, Spring Road Show - May 26, 2014

Labour & Employment Law Developments and What They Mean for Your Organization
Ontario Retirement Communities Association, Spring Road Show - May 15, 2014

Privacy, Surveillance and the Granny Cam
ORCA/OLTCA, Together We Care Convention 2014 - April 2, 2014

Managing the Older Employee
Niagara Hospitality Human Resources Association - November 20, 2013

Don’t Let a Few Bad Apples Spoil the Whole Bunch – Conducting a Workplace Investigation
North York General Hospital Emergency Medicine, Administration Conference - November 8, 2013

Best Practices in Hiring
Human Rights Professionals Association, Human Resources for Accounting Professionals Certificate - December 10, 2014

Employment & Labour Law Basics for Entrepreneurs – Recognizing and Avoiding Risk
Centre for Social Innovation - March 20, 2013

Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
HR Reporter Webinar, Thomson Reuters - October 10, 2012

Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
Sherrard Kuzz LLP HReview Seminar Series - September 18, 2012