Overview

George Vassos focuses his practice on advocacy before trial and appellate Courts, and before various labour boards, arbitrators, mediators, adjudicators, and other administrative tribunals, as well as strategic and proactive advice on a wide variety of labour and employment law issues. His work includes:

  • Employment contracts
  • Wrongful dismissal and employment litigation
  • Fiduciary duties
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Injunctions
  • Group benefits
  • Employment standards
  • Human rights
  • Certification
  • Collective bargaining
  • Administration of collective agreements
  • Grievances
  • Arbitrations
  • Labour board matters
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Before joining Littler, George was a Senior Partner with Kuretzky Vassos Henderson, which was three times named one of Canada’s Top Ten Labour and Employment Law Boutique Firms by Canadian Lawyer Magazine, most recently 2014-2015.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Canadian Bar Association

1977-present

Member

Toronto Lawyers Association

1983-present

Member

Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)

1977-present

Member, Board of Directors

Macedonian Canadian Lawyers Association

2012-present

Member, Board of Directors

Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario

2004-2008

Member, Board of Directors

Canadian Macedonian Place

1994-2000

President

Canadian Macedonian Place

1999-2000

Recognition

Named, Leading Practitioners

Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

2017-2018

Named, The Best Lawyers in Canada©

2006-2019

Recipient

Peer Recommendation in Employment Law

Lexpert

1997-2016

Named, World's Leading Lawyers in Labour and Employment

Labour & Employment Expert Guide

2009-2016

Named, Top 100 Employment Lawyers in Canada

Lawday

2009

Named, Top Employment Law Practitioners Across Canada

Canadian H.R. Reporter

2008

Named, Best Lawyers in Canada, Labour and Employment

Financial Post Business Magazine

2007-2008

Named, Best Lawyers in Canada, Employment

National Post

2006

Books & Book Chapters

  • Just Cause Dismissals in Canadian Employment Law: Recent Developments, New Perspectives on Canadian Employment Law, LexisNexis, Chapter 3, chapter co-author with Adrian Jakibchuk, 2014

Education

  • M.I.R., University of Toronto, 1981
  • LL.B., Queen’s University, 1980
  • B.Comm., Queen’s University, 1976Honours

Bar Admission

Ontario, Canada

Courts

  • Ontario Court of Appeal
  • Ontario Divisional Court
  • Ontario Superior Court
  • Federal Court of Canada
  • Federal Court of Appeal