Andrew Cogswell Associate

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After summering and articles with CCP, Andrew joined the firm as an associate lawyer in 2014.

Andrew is involved in a diverse range of labour and employment issues assisting employers with worker disability accommodation, defense of occupational health and safety charges, employment standards compliance, collective agreement interpretation, grievance & interest arbitration, and human rights matters.

Andrew completed his undergraduate studies at Ryerson University where he earned an Honours B.A.Sc and graduated on the Dean’s Honour List. Andrew began his undergraduate degree in Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University and opted to focus his studies on Occupational Health and Safety. During his degree he worked as a Health and Safety Specialist within various industries including health care, pharmaceuticals, electrical utilities, construction, and recreation & tourism. Andrew assisted with the development of management health and safety programs and acted as a resource to employers to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.

Before beginning law school Andrew worked with a prominent occupational and environmental consulting firm in the GTA where he performed on-site workplace inspections in all industries for both unionized and non-unionized settings. The experience has provided Andrew with in depth knowledge of real work environments and the ability to provide practical and cost effective solutions to employers.

Andrew then earned his law degree from the University of Ottawa. During law school, Andrew was an active member of the Employment & Labour Law Students’ Society where he was responsible for organizing employment and labour related events. In his final year Andrew worked with the RCMP External Review Committee to complete a comprehensive review of employer obligations with respect to workplace sexual harassment.

May 28, 2015

Kelsey Orth & Andrew Cosgwell speak at a TJ Solutions Seminar

On May 28, 2015, Kelsey Orth and Andrew Cogswell presented at a TJ Solutions seminar: The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disa......MORE

Supreme Court Upholds Employee Termination and Substance Abuse Disclosure Policy

Employee drug use and on the job intoxication is one of the most difficult issues for employers to tackle, fraught with liability landmines.  ......MORE

Slow and Steady, Crown wasn’t Ready – OHSA Charges Stayed Due to Delay

In July of 2016 the Supreme Court of Canada revamped the framework around an accused person’s right to a speedy trial in the case R v. Jordan......MORE

To Assert Cause or to Not Assert Cause, Will Damages Flow?

Two recent Ontario decisions delved into the murky waters of when punitive or aggravated damages should be awarded in cases of wrongful dismissal. ......MORE

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  • Ryerson University: Honours B.A.Sc in Occupational Health and Safety, Dean’s Honour List
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