Adrian D. Jakibchuk focuses his practice on the representation of management across a broad spectrum of employment and labour law matters. He regularly advises and represents clients in matters concerning:

  • Wrongful and constructive dismissal litigation
  • Human rights
  • Employment standards
  • Drafting employment contracts, handbooks, policies and procedures
  • Grievance and interest arbitration
  • Collective agreement negotiation and administration
  • Labor board applications, such as certification and decertification, sale of business, unfair labor practices
  • Union avoidance

Adrian frequently appears before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and labor arbitrators and mediators. He has written several articles published in leading employment law publications and has presented on various topics in the fields of labor and employment law, including a 10-week course on "Managing Risk in Construction" for the Construction Institute of Canada. 

Prior to joining Littler, Adrian practiced law at a large, full-service law firm in Toronto as chair of the Employment and Labour Group.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Canadian Bar Association


Ontario Bar Association


Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association


Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Toronto


Dean's List

Ivey School of Business

Recipient, Ivey Faculty Association Scholarship

Ivey Business School

News, Analysis & Press

Termination Clauses Revisited – ESA ‘Failsafe’ Language May Not Be as Failsafe as You Think

Employment and Labour Law Reporter

November 2019

Separating the ‘Apples’ from the ‘Oranges’ – When Can Paid Time Off Benefits Replace Personal Emergency Leave?

Canadian HR Reporter

September 11, 2018

Littler Global Guide - Canada - Q4 2017

Global Guide Quarterly

January 19, 2018

Bill 148 is Now the Law in Ontario, Canada


November 29, 2017

Safety Changes Ahead in Ontario

Canadian Safety Reporter

February 14, 2017

Update on Labour and Employment Law Considerations in Commercial Transactions

The Six-Minute Business Lawyer 2015

Law Society of Upper Canada

June 10, 2015

Tracking the law on GPS surveillance

Canadian Employment Law Today

August 21, 2013

Random alcohol testing fails Supreme Court’s test

Canadian Employment Law Today

July 24, 2013

No (Reinstatement) Means No (Reinstatement) – Court Reverses Arbitrator’s ‘Dangerous Step Backwards’ and Upholds Termination of Sexual Harasser

FEI Canada

July 2013

Crossing the line with off-duty online posts

Canadian Employment Law Today

March 20, 2013

Bill 168 creates ‘ammunition’ for employers in cases of workplace threats

Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine

June 27, 2012

Whose hard drive is it anyway?

Canadian Employment Law Today

June 15, 2011

Books & Book Chapters

  • Just Cause Dismissals in Canadian Employment Law: Recent Developments, New Perspectives on Canadian Employment Law, LexisNexis, Chapter 3, chapter co-authors: G. Vassos and R. Ai, 2014

Speaking Engagements

Unique Human Resources Issues in Mining Operations

The Osgoode Certificate in Mining Law – Program Faculty Member

April 27, 2022

Occupational Health and Safety Legal Issues in Mining

The Osgoode Certificate in Mining Law – Program Faculty Member

June 4, 2020

Ontario Employment and Labour Update - Bill 148: Compliance for Now, the New Year and Beyond

Toronto, ON

January 10, 2018

Ontario Employment and Labour Update - Bill 148: Compliance for Now, the New Year and Beyond

Toronto, ON

December 15, 2017

Second Annual Canada Conference

Toronto, ON

November 1, 2017

Employment Law Update 2017

Toronto, ON

September 18, 2017

Canada: Ontario Government's Proposed Legislation to "Create Fairer and Better Workplaces" Includes $15 Minimum Wage and Equal Pay for Part-Time and Full-Time Workers

June 6, 2017

Notable Cases in the Law of Accommodation

Toronto, ON

March 22, 2017

Inaugural Canada Conference

Toronto, ON

November 21, 2016

You Asked, We'll Answer: Canadian HR/Employment Law Hot Topic FAQs

December 11, 2015

Never Can Say Goodbye: Managing the Older Worker

Client Seminar, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

January 2012

Managing Employee Terminations

Canadian HR Reporter Webinar


Discipline, Discharge and Layoffs: When is a Layoff a Real Layoff?

5th Bi-Annual Construction Labour Relations Conference Paper

April 2011


  • J.D., University of Toronto, 2005
  • H.B.A., Ivey Business School, 2002With Distinction


  • English
  • French
  • Ukrainian

Bar Admission

Ontario, Canada


  • Ontario Divisional Court
  • Ontario Superior Court