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 and labour lawyer 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. His clients hold a wide variety of roles, including in health care, light industry, and non-profit organizations. Max also helps the firm’s labour practice represent unions and their members through grievance arbitrations seeking to reduce discipline and to modify working arrangements for injured workers. Max primarily assists unionized workers in transit, education, and skilled trades.
Since his call 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, and assisting trade unions to reinstate numerous workers following an unjust discharge.
For the past four years, Max has served on the board of directors for the StopGap Foundation, a national charity focusing on making cities and towns more physically accessible. He has published in the Education and Law Journal, and 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.