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Mathias Link Toronto Lawyer

Mathias Link

Partner Fasken
Understanding the most recent developments in employment law is vital for your organization.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2003
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Mathias Link has advised and represented employers with respect to labour, employment and human rights law matters for more than 20 years. His practice includes defending employers in wrongful dismissal actions, human rights complaints, grievance arbitrations, certification applications, unfair labour practice complaints, claims under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Canada Labour Code as well as disability benefits claims related actions.

Mathias acts as lead spokesperson in collective bargaining on behalf of employers and assists employers with negotiation strategy and providing ongoing advice regarding collective agreement administration.

Mathias also provides clients with strategic advice with respect to the employee related aspects of corporate restructurings, drafts employee and independent contractor agreements and reviews and provides advice concerning workplace policies in areas such as the duty to accommodate, harassment and discrimination.

Mathias spent a year as in-house counsel with one of North America's largest financial institutions. There, he provided legal and practical advice on matters focusing on employment law, human rights, employment contracts, privacy legislation and disability benefits claims.

Mathias is a frequent speaker at Ontario Bar Association and Lancaster House seminars and contributes to publications such as Lexpert, Canadian Corporate Counsel magazine and Canadian Labour and Employment Law for the U.S. Practitioner and is co-author of the chapter on Canadian Employment and Labour Law for the International Comparative Legal Guide. 


Client Work

  • Rayonier Inc. successfully defends against union policy grievances alleging violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms,
  • Sobeys Inc. Retail Support Centre - Whitby v. Unifor, Local 1090, 2017 CanLII 57455 (ON LA),
  • First Canada ULC (c.o.b. First Student Canada) v. Arsenault [2016] C.L.A.D. No. 248,
  • United Steel Workers, Local 5890 v. Evraz Regina Steel, a Division of Evraz Inc. NA Canada (Stice Grievance) (2016) 272 L.A.C. (4th) 111,
  • Unimin Canada Ltd. and Communication, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 306-0 (Journeyman Bonus Grievance), (2016), 271 L.A.C. (4th) 225,
  • Jack Cooper Transport Canada Inc v. Canada Council Of Teamsters, 2013 CanLII 90058 (ON LA),
  • We assist the Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries with their employment-related litigation across Canada.,

Career & Education


  • LLB University of Victoria
  • B Comm McMaster University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association, Labour and Employment Law Section
  • Member, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Member, The Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario)


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Speaker Understanding the Legal Implications of Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace HRD Employment Law Masterclass location location Toronto, ON
Instructor The Investigative Process The Osgoode Certificate In Labour Law
Speaker Drafting and Updating Your Employment Agreements: A Contract Refresher for a Changing Workplace Canadian Lawyer – Employment Law Masterclass Conference

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