Madeleine L.S. Loewenberg
Madeleine Loewenberg practises all aspects of employment and labour law on behalf of employers in Ontario. Ms. Loewenberg has extensive experience representing clients involved in occupational health and safety, employment standards, wrongful dismissal, human rights, workplace safety and insurance board, grievance arbitration and labour board proceedings. During the course of her practice, she has appeared on litigation matters before a number of Ontario courts, tribunals, boards of arbitration and arbitrators on behalf of clients.
Ms. Loewenberg often assists clients in developing and implementing proactive workplace policies and initiatives designed to avoid conflict in the workplace, minimize employer liabilities and comply with health and safety, human rights and employment standards legislation.
In addition, she has written and spoken extensively on issues related to the workplace.
Prior to joining our Toronto office, Ms. Loewenberg worked for a boutique labour and employment law firm where she practised exclusively management-side labour and employment law for eight years.
Year of call
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2000
B.A.(Hons.), York University, 1997
- “Workplace Bullying,” audio conference, Lancaster House, February 7, 2013.
- “Grievance Arbitration: Protecting Rights and Resolving Conflicts,” The Osgoode Certificate in Labour Law, Osgoode Professional Development, Toronto, February 7, 2013.
- “When You Can and When You Should Terminate for Cause,” Human Resources Professionals Association Annual Conference, Toronto, January 24, 2013.
- “What to Say and Do When a Health and Safety Incident Occurs,” Human Resources and Professionals Association Annual Conference, Toronto, January 23, 2013.
- “Major Case Law Update,” Lancaster House Occupational Health and Safety Conference, November 15, 2012.
- “Employee’s Medical Information: What Employers Can Request, What They Can’t,” Lancaster House Human Rights and Accommodation Conference, April 27, 2011.
- “Managing Day-to-Day Employment Law Issues” (panelist), Effectively Managing Employment Law Issues: How Corporate and External Counsel Can Work Together for Best Results, 2011 OBA Institute, February 4, 2011.
- “Refusing Unsafe Work: The Latest Law, The Current Trends” (panelist), Lancaster House Health and Safety Conference, October 26, 2010.
- “Settlement Agreements: Structuring the deal to your advantage,” Lancaster House and the University of Toronto Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, December 10, 2010.
- “The Duty of Fair Representation” (panelist), Lancaster House Canadian Labour Board Law Conference Post-conference Workshop, October 20, 2010.
Memberships and activities
- Instructor, The Osgoode Certificate in HR Law for HR Professionals, Osgoode Hall Law School
- Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
- Occupational Health and Safety Subcommittee (2008 - present)
- Ontario Bar Association
- Executive Council (2006-2011)
- Equity Committee (subcommittee of the Council), member (2008-2009)
Chair, Disability and Accommodation Subcommittee (2008-2009)
- Civil Litigation Section (2002- )
- Administrative Law Section (2002- )
- Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Section (2002- )
- Ontario Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Division
- Chair (2006)
- Vice-Chair (2005)
- Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (2005- )
- The Advocates’ Society (2002- )