Brett A. Christen
Brett A. Christen
Partner at Rae Christen Jeffries LLP
(416) 741-0199
(416) 595-7321
590 King St W, Suite 200, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1990 (ON)
Founding Partner. Certified as a Specialist in Labour Law by the Law Society of Ontario since 1998. Practised labour law on behalf of management since articling in 1988. Over 30 years’ experience representing employers, including federal & provincial Crown corporations, utilities, municipalities, hospitals, municipal public transit and railways, as well as private sector clients in manufacturing, transportation, information technology, food processing, institutional food services, and sports & entertainment. Provides practical and strategic advice to public & private sector employers on collective agreements and other labour relations issues as well as matters relating to non-unionized employees. Regularly acts as lead counsel at arbitration hearings and mediations under collective agreements. Has appeared as counsel in hundreds of arbitrations and administrative and court proceedings at both the federal & provincial levels. Former Associate Editor, Canadian Labour Relations Board Reports, and contributing author from 2007 to 2018 to the annual Canada Labour Code: Quick Reference Guide. Throughout his career, has provided pro bono legal services to various Toronto organizations involved in supporting persons living with HIV/AIDS, including Toronto People with AIDS Foundation.
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