Brian Silva Associate

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After summering and articles with CCP, Brian joined the firm as an associate lawyer in 2013.

Brian is involved in a wide range of labour and employment issues and has assisted employers with the implementation of workplace policies, dismissals, defense of occupational health and safety charges, employment standards compliance, contract issues, labour board proceedings, grievance arbitrations and human rights matters. Brian frequently reports on significant legal developments in these areas.

Having worked in diverse fields from concrete and drain work to sales and retail, Brian has become well versed with the needs and challenges faced by today’s employers.

Brian completed his undergraduate studies at York University where he earned an Honours B.A. and graduated on the Dean’s Honour List and Academic Achievement List. Brian then earned his law degree from Queen’s University. During law school, Brian was an active member of the school community having volunteered for Queen’s Pro Bono, competed for Queen’s at Law Games, and by having represented Queen’s Law in numerous intramural sports teams. In addition, Brian was the runner-up in the Queen’s Law annual Labour and Employment Moot.

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Bar Association

Arbitrator Finds Losses Stemming from Mental Stress Caused by Workplace Harassment or Discrimination are Compensable Under Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Act

A recent decision of the Ontario Grievance Settlement Board (“GSB”) has provided some much needed clarity as to under what circumstance......MORE

Employees May Bring Discrimination Complaints Against the Employees of a Different Employer, says Canada’s Highest Court

In a recent decision, Canada’s highest court reminded employers that human rights legislation is to be interpreted very broadly. So broadly, ......MORE

Bill C-63 Creates New Scheduling Burdens for Federally Regulated Employers

A new Bill is gaining momentum that, if passed, will significantly affect the scheduling practices of federally regulated employers and will also......MORE

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  • Queen’s University:  J.D. (2012)
  • Graduated magna cum laude York University:  B.A. (Hons) Psychology (2009)

Volunteer Work

  • Queen’s Law Pro Bono 2010


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