Jordyn Gooden combines a deep commitment to social justice with a nuanced understanding of legal complexities to champion workers’ rights effectively. His diverse background, spanning the labour and healthcare sectors, enables him to establish meaningful relationships with clients, addressing their specific needs and ensuring his practice is universally accessible.
Having joined UPFH in 2023, Jordyn practices union-side labour law representing clients across various industries. His work is marked by a deep understanding of complex legal systems, a focus on protecting the rights of marginalized communities, and a commitment to maintaining fair labour practices.
Prior to joining UPFH, Jordyn provided in-house legal services for a large public-sector union. He also honed his litigation skills at a prominent litigation firm in Toronto, where he completed his articles.
Jordyn obtained his JD from Osgoode Hall Law School. There, Jordyn was extensively involved with the Community and Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP), where he advocated for clients in matters related to employment law, housing rights, and human rights. His commitment to advocacy extended to active participation in several moot competitions and engagement with various equity-seeking student groups.
As a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers and the Ontario Bar Association, Jordyn continues to contribute meaningfully to the field of labour law and the protection of workers’ rights.