44 Victoria St, Suite 918, Victoria Tower, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2006 (ON)
Rich Appiah is the principal of Appiah Law | Employment + Labour Counsel. He provides expert strategic counsel and legal representation in the area of human resources law to businesses of all sizes, as well as to managers and senior executives. Called to the Bar of Ontario in 2006, Rich has significant experience as a negotiator and litigator. He has appeared as counsel before all levels of Ontario courts and the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and he has represented clients before boards of arbitration, the provincial and federal Human Rights Tribunals, the Ontario Ministry of Labour (Employment Standards Branch), and the Canadian Industrial Relations Board. Rich has published extensively and frequently presents at conferences in subject matters relating to employment and labour law and legal ethics. He also provides media commentary on pressing legal developments, including for broadcasters such as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and CTV/BellMedia. With a lifelong commitment to volunteerism, Rich serves on the Board of Governors of the University of Guelph and on the Board of Directors of STEPS Public Art. He is a former elected member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Employment and Labour Section Executive, and former president of Delisle Youth Services.