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Maeve Biggar

Associate

Contacts

P 416.775.4685 P 416.775.4685 F 416.366.3293

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Assistant

Marjan Soroosh P 416.366.3763 x241 P 416.366.3763 x241

In her labour law practice, Maeve provides pragmatic legal advice and thoughtful solutions to trade unions and their members regarding grievances, Labour Board matters,  WSIB claims, and human rights complaints, among others.

A strong written and oral advocate, Maeve has been instrumental in many successful matters including:

  • A grievance arbitration in which she successfully argued that the employer was required to obtain life insurance coverage for all part-time employees and pay the estate of a deceased employee in the amount of $25,000;
  • A grievance arbitration in which the arbitrator ordered the employer to return bargaining unit work to the union's members;
  • An Application to the Canada Industrial Relations Board to restructure an all-employee bargaining unit of airline employees into classification-specific units;
  • A defense to a human rights complaint against a trade union in which the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario dismissed all allegations against the union;
  • Numerous WSIB appeals involving significant Loss of Earnings benefits awards.

Maeve’s practice encompasses all areas of labour and employment law including grievance arbitration, construction, worker’s compensation, pay equity and human rights law. She has acted for unions across a diverse range of industries and sectors including health care, public service, aviation, and live performance theatre.  

She articled at CaleyWray prior to joining the firm as an associate.

Maeve is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She has actively participated in panels and committees for the annual Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers conference. 

Awards & Recognition

  • The University of Toronto Ting Sum Tang Memorial Prize in International Human Rights Law

Education

  • Call to Bar: 2015
  • J.D., University of Toronto, 2014
  • Honours B.A. (English Cultural Studies), McGill University, 2010

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers

Recent Decisions

Representative Matters Jan 05, 2018 Life Insurance for Part-Timers