Alex Ognibene practices labour, employment, human rights and health and safety law. He provides strategic advice and representation to employers in routine and complex matters, including workplace disputes and litigation.
Alex advises provincially and federally regulated employers on a wide range of workplace issues, including employment standards, onboarding and termination, labour relations, grievance arbitration, discrimination and harassment, wrongful dismissal, accommodation and disability, executive compensation, and privacy. He also advises businesses on workforce restructuring and employment and labour issues arising in corporate transactions. Alex regularly drafts employment contracts, plans, and policies to advance client objectives and promote compliance with evolving laws and regulations. He has negotiated confidential settlements of disputes and represented clients at mediation and in proceedings before various courts and tribunals.
Alex is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he won the Mathews Dinsdale and Clark LLP National Labour Arbitration Competition and the Davies Ward Phillips and Vineberg LLP Contract Law Prize. In his final year of law school, Alex completed an international exchange at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London, England. Alex returned to London after his call to the Ontario bar in 2017 and spent a year honing his advocacy skills in leading commercial barristers’ chambers on the Harold G. Fox Scholarship.
Prior to joining Fasken, Alex practiced labour and employment law at a national full-service firm in Toronto.