Overview

An acknowledged resource on Canadian employment law, Barry Kuretzky brings creative solutions to business-critical decisions. His distinctive legal knowledge and clarifying common sense guide clients across the employment spectrum, from hiring to termination.

During a career spanning four decades, Barry has gained particular experience counseling clients in the labour relations area, which includes collective bargaining, union organizing drives, certification and decertification of unions, grievances and arbitrations.

Additionally, Barry advises marquee companies across Canada who face a myriad workplace challenges, including:

  • Wrongful dismissal litigation
  • Unjust dismissals pursuant to the Canada Labour Code
  • Employment standards adjudications
  • Human rights, including disability and accommodation matters
  • Sexual harassment
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Workers' compensation
  • On-the-job health and safety
  • Injunctions restraining competition and information distribution
  • Wrongful hiring
  • Negligent misrepresentation in the employment context
  • Employment issues related to the sale or restructuring of businesses
  • Negotiation and drafting of employment contracts and workplace policies.

Sought-after for his knowledge of workplace law, Barry wrote two industry-related books: Mediating Employment Law Disputes and Human Resources Guide to Workplace Harassment. He has been quoted significantly in the press on Canadian labour and employment issues, and has been consistently recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the country’s top lawyers.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Canadian Bar Association

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in Canada©

2017-2020

Recipient, Continuing Legal Education Long-Term Achievement Award

Law Society of Upper Canada

Named, Leading Practitioners

Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

2016-2018

Books & Book Chapters

  • Mediating Employment Law Disputes, (second edition) co-author, 2013
  • Human Resources Guide to Workplace Harassment, co-author, 2003

Education

  • LL.B., Queen’s University, 1978
  • B.A., University of Toronto, 1973

Bar Admission

Ontario, Canada

Courts

  • Court of Appeal for Ontario
  • Ontario Superior Court