Bruce Sevigny is a recognized leader in the Ontario labour and employment law field, having practised exclusively in this area for more than twenty-three years.
Bruce regularly advises both employer and employee clients on a wide range of labour and employment law issues, including wrongful dismissal litigation, employment contract issues, federal and provincial labour board proceedings (including union certification and decertification applications), human rights complaints, labour arbitration proceedings and collective agreement negotiations. Bruce has appeared as lead counsel in labour and employment disputes before all levels of courts in Ontario, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Labour Relations Board, Canada Industrial Relations Board, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and private boards of arbitration.
Bruce graduated from Queen's University Law School in 1990, following undergraduate studies at Carleton University, where he played varsity football for the nationally-ranked Carleton Ravens. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1992, and founded his own labour and employment law firm in January, 2001, following a ten year professional relationship with one of Ottawa's leading law firms. In 2006, Bruce co-founded Sevigny Westdal LLP with partner John Westdal.
Throughout his career, Bruce has been active as a sessional lecturer at both Carleton University and the Ontario Bar Admission Course, and he is a frequent speaker on a variety of labour and employment law issues.