Shane D. Todd advises employers on workplace issues and represents them in legal proceedings. Shane was recognized as a “Rising Star: Leading Lawyer under 40” by Lexpert in 2019, and is also recognized by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the category of Workplace Human Rights.
Shane worked as a human resources professional before becoming a lawyer. He knows how workplace issues or changes can impact an organization. With this in mind, Shane works to find the most efficient way to resolve issues, or to support employers through major initiatives, including reductions in force, sale and acquisition of businesses, and policy changes among other things. He also regularly represents employers and supervisors in regulatory prosecutions, investigations, inquests, and appeals related to workplace safety.
Shane is a frequent writer on workplace 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.