Rebecca Wise is a Senior Associate specializing in employment law and investigations. Rebecca is a member of the firm’s Pensions and Employment Practice and Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. She is also a co-leader of the firm’s internal investigations practice.
Rebecca has expertise in all aspects of employment law, acting in an advisory capacity and as litigation counsel. Rebecca advises and acts for clients in a variety of industries on issues relating to recruitment, hiring, human rights, discipline, terminations, restrictive covenant issues and occupational health and safety. She regularly drafts workplace policies, employment agreements and termination agreements. She represents employers in wrongful dismissal actions, human rights claims and employment class actions.
Rebecca is frequently retained as an independent investigator and she advises clients behind the scenes on sensitive whistleblower complaints and workplace investigations. She regularly conducts and advises on investigations into all forms of alleged misconduct, including harassment, financial misconduct and breaches of confidentiality.
Rebecca has particular expertise in employment law issues arising in the securities industry.
Rebecca has appeared as counsel before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. She has also appeared before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.