Shane D. Todd advises employers on workplace issues and represents them in legal proceedings. He has won cases at trial and on motions, negotiated and enforced agreements, achieved great settlements, and helped employers through major changes. Frequently retained in high-stakes litigation, Shane was recognized as a “Rising Star: Leading Lawyer under 40” by Lexpert in 2019. Shane is also recognized by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the category of Workplace Human Rights.
Shane worked as a human resources professional prior to beginning his practice. He knows how workplace changes and disputes impact a business. With this in mind, Shane works to find the most efficient way to end a legal dispute and get clients back to their primary business whether with a quick, confidential settlement or litigating all the way to a final decision. Shane also supports employers in major initiatives impacting employees, including reductions in force, closures of business, sale and acquisition of businesses, and policy changes among others.
Shane is a frequent writer on human resources law developments. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the HR Space - the firm’s weekly e-bulletin on labour, employment and human rights issues. He is also routinely asked to speak as an expert on workplace issues in the media, including in the Financial Post, the Globe and Mail, on CBC News and on 680 NEWS radio.
Shane is an active member of the Firm. He is a member of the Firm's Professional Development Committee and Chair of the Fasken Pride Network,- the hub of our firm’s LGBTQ2+ initiatives. The Network does community outreach and fundraising for organizations like Rainbow Railway, Covenant House, Casey House, and the 519 Church Street Community Centre. The Network also provides mentoring and support to Fasken staff, students and lawyers.
Shane also previously served as a Board Member and Vice-Chair of VOICE for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. VOICE supports deaf and hard of hearing children and their families by providing access to information, education, mentoring, and self-advocacy skills training.