Employment and Pensions Litigation
Our multijurisdictional litigation capabilities and years of advisory experience help employers address complex disputes while mitigating future organizational risk.


We bring deep experience to our work for clients—we have acted on the highest number of employment class actions that have taken place in Canada in the last decade—and a long track record before the courts in employment-related litigation. Our litigators are also experienced in pension disputes, including disputes related to plan administration and plan windup.

We are sought after because we work as true partners to our clients with the mindset that litigation is only one part of the story. Alongside our dispute resolution work, we simultaneously look to mitigate future litigation risk, including through employment audits and proactive investigations, advising on policy standards, ensuring compliance with various industry, legislative and regulatory obligations, and other “risk-proofing” measures.

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We mitigate risk with a long-term mindset that litigation is only part of the story.
We partner with our clients.
Through our advisory work and litigation capabilities, we work closely with clients to navigate complex and highly-sensitive disputes, while reducing longer term risk. 
We are market leaders.
We are the market leader in complex employment class action defence in Canada—and are proud to be recognized as one of the leading class action defence practices in Canada by Chambers Canada.
Class actions defence in Canada
Employment class actions in the last decade

Representative Work

Torys is an excellent firm with fantastic lawyers who are committed to the work and offer expertise in these subject areas.
— Chambers Canada, 2023

Litigation risk outlook for 2024

Disputes are on the rise. As organizations look to manage uncertainty in the face of ongoing economic and geopolitical headwinds, Torys’ litigators explore hot spots of litigation risk across areas of practice and industry.
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