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Erin Porter Toronto Partner

Erin Porter

Partner Fasken
With more than 11 years of in-house experience, Erin is uniquely positioned to understand the needs of her clients and provide practical advice.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2004
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

Erin Porter’s practice is focused on advising and representing employers in labour, employment and human rights matters. With considerable experience in the health care sector, Erin offers strategic and practical advice to her clients.

Erin returned to Fasken after spending more than 11 years as in-house counsel for one of Canada’s largest retirement and long term care home providers. In her position as Vice President, Legal, she was responsible for providing advice on acquisitions and dispositions, accommodation, employment contracts, terminations and various other workplace matters.

Erin frequently appears before arbitrators, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Although she is a passionate advocate, Erin also knows the benefit of pursuing a settlement under the right terms and conditions.

In addition to her appearance work, Erin also has experience negotiating and interpreting collective agreements, drafting employment policies and conducting workplace investigations. A former teacher, Erin loves to present and has been a speaker at professional and client-based seminars on topics such as the duty to accommodate, preparing for arbitration, workplace investigations, code of conduct and last chance agreements.

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  • LLM, Labour and Employment Law Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • LLB Queen's University
  • BEd Western University
  • BA (Honours) Western University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association, Employment and Labour Divisions
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
Speaker Ethical Hot Spots for In-House Counsel Toronto Symposium (9th Edition) location location Toronto, ON

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