Steven M. Barrett
Managing Partner

Goldblatt Partners LLP

20 Dundas St W, Suite 1039
Toronto, ON M5G 2C2
Phone: (416) 977-6070
Fax: (416) 591-7333

Managing partner. Represents trade unions and professional associations in all aspects of labour law. Practice focuses on representing clients in collective bargaining negotiations and interest arbitration. Also sits on boards of interest arbitration as a union nominee. Provides strategic advice and advocacy for trade unions, professional associations and central labour bodies concerning legislative and policy initiatives, including in their dealings with government, universities, hospitals and municipalities. Represents plaintiffs in employment-related class actions, including for unpaid overtime, post-retirement benefits and employment standard protections. Frequently litigates constitutional claims, including numerous appearances before the Supreme Court of Canada, in appeals involving the guarantee of freedom of association and the right to equality in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Frequently speaks at legal conferences and universities on freedom of association jurisprudence and other topics, and has published numerous articles on the freedom of association guarantee in legal journals and periodicals. Consistently recognized as a leading labour law practitioner in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and by Chambers Canada. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1985.

Year Called to the Bar:1985 (ON)
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Consistently Recommended
Labour Relations - Labour
Repeatedly Recommended
Workplace Human Rights - Employee