Drawing on his background in journalism, Max Halparin brings exceptional research, writing and communication skills to achieving positive results for employees and trade unions.
Max is an employment, labour and human rights law advocate skilled in communicating compelling cases before courts, labour boards and administrative tribunals. He regularly represents non-unionized employees in disputes involving termination and severance, workplace safety, harassment, discrimination and human rights. He also helps the firm’s labour practice represent unions and their members in a variety of matters including grievance arbitrations seeking to reduce discipline, to overcome discharge and to modify working arrangements for injured workers. The non-unionized employees he represents occupy a wide variety of roles in many different sectors, from light industry to non-profit organizations. On the labour side, he helps unions in sectors such as transit, education and skilled trades.
Since having been called to the bar in 2018, Max has helped to resolve dozens of workplace disputes. His successes include an arbitration decision outlining the process that a large Ontario school board must follow when accommodating its support staff.
Max has published in the Education and Law Journal. Since 2019, he has served on the board of directors for the StopGap Foundation, a national charity focusing on making cities and towns more physically accessible. He is a member of the Toronto Lawyers’ Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers. He holds a JD from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law and a BA in Geography from McGill University.