100 King St W, Suite 1600, 1 First Cdn Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2008 (ON)
Andrew Bratt is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office and Head of the Employment, Labour & Equalities Practice Group. He advises clients on recruitment, hiring, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, employment standards, workplace policies, disability management, workforce reductions, discipline, terminations, and unjust and wrongful dismissal. He is also regularly called upon to advise corporate clients on labour and employment issues arising out of various types of corporate transactions. He has appeared before several administrative tribunals, courts, arbitrators and mediators, representing employers in employment-related litigation, human rights proceedings, employment standards claims, and workers' compensation proceedings. Having been seconded to the legal department of one of Canada's largest retailers for six months, Andrew appreciates the dynamic between the business unit and the legal department of a corporation and the importance of acting as a strategic partner to his clients. He speaks often on a range of employment law topics and has lectured at the faculties of law of Queen's, the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Toronto. Andrew has been recognized in Chambers Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, and TheLegal 500 Canada.