Allison Greene

Allison Greene
Karimjee Greene LLP
Partner
Employment & Labour

A partner with Toronto boutique law firm Karimjee Green LLP, Allison Greene works with both employers and employees on a variety of employment law matters, focusing on severance package negotiations, human rights claims, wrongful and constructive dismissal claims, Canada Labour Code unjust dismissal complaints and pay equity complaints.

Ms. Greene graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1997 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Women's Studies from Trinity College at the University of Toronto with high distinction.

She has represented individuals engaged in all different lines of work, at all levels of employment. On the employer side, Ms. Greene works with a number of non-profits and charities, including social housing providers and women’s agencies.

In her practice, Ms. Greene deals with employment contracts and policies, performance management, discipline, leaves of absence and other challenging issues. She also has experience working as an independent workplace investigator and brings to that practice an ability to deal sensitively with employee complaints, while discerning the facts and keeping the big picture in sight.

A member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Labour and Employment Executive, Ms. Greene also serves as a board member at the Assaulted Women’s Helpline and sits on the City of Toronto’s Sign Variance Committee. 

Allison Greene In The News
Employer communication critical after workplace investigation

Although some employers may think their responsibility ends once an investigation is complete, it is critical to be proactive after the fact to ensure problems are not ... Read more

Event to explore professionalism issues for employment lawyers

Toronto employment lawyer  Allison Greene  is set to co-chair an upcoming Ontario Bar Association professional development program, focusing on professionalism issues ... Read more

Greene to co-chair LSUC employment law for paralegals event

Toronto employment lawyer  Allison Greene will co-chair the upcoming 'Primer on Employment Law for Paralegals' event, presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada ... Read more

Greene to tap into advertising background for new role

In an effort to give back to the city she loves, Toronto employment lawyer Allison Greene has been appointed to serve on the City of Toronto’s Sign Variance ... Read more

Greene elected to OBA labour and employment executive

Toronto employment lawyer Allison Greene has been elected to the Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) Labour & Employment Law Section Executive for the 2015-2016 term. ... Read more

Webcast to focus on ethical issues in employment law

Toronto employment lawyer Allison Greene will share her thoughts on ethical issues in employment law at an upcoming webcast program hosted by the Law Society of Upper Canada. ... Read more

Employers should be proactive about gender identity protections

The protection afforded to gender non-conforming employees in the workplace is a complicated and evolving area of law, and while many employers want to follow best practices, many ... Read more

Swift action against harassment, discrimination lauded

Two companies that recently made public statements against harassment and discrimination directed at a CityNews reporter during a live television report should be commended, says ... Read more

Employee or independent contractor?

By Allison Greene The issue of whether a person is an employee or an independent contractor is one that arises frequently in my practice. A company that is found to be in an ... Read more

Refusal to reinstate employee after maternity leave leads to constructive dismissal, damages

By Allison Greene Kelly Bray was a massage therapy instructor for the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy for nine years. She was employed for nine years. In her ... Read more

Parliament considers bill for beefed up protections for unpaid interns

OTTAWA – Parliament is poised to open debate on an NDP private member's bill that would give unpaid interns workplace standards and safety protections under the Canada ... Read more

Ghomeshi charged with four counts of sexual assault

TORONTO – Former radio host Jian Ghomeshi was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault on Wednesday, exactly one month after he was fired from the CBC over ... Read more

Impact on reputation likely considered in Ghomeshi firing

As discussions over the firing of prominent Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio host Jian Ghomeshi continue to dominate news and social media, Toronto employment lawyer ... Read more

Interns are mostly female, underpaid or unpaid: study

OTTAWA – Preliminary findings from an upcoming study on internships in Canada show that the majority of interns are young women who make less than the provincial minimum ... Read more

Bill may smooth out settlement talks with self-reps

A bill that gives the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario the power to grant costs could assist settlement talks with self-represented litigants, Toronto employment lawyer Allison ... Read more

Harassment policies worth little if not followed

A Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) inspector was recently awarded $25,000 by a labour arbitrator in a sexual harassment case that is troubling for several reasons – including the ... Read more

“Comply or explain” could help encourage gender diversity

The Ontario Securities Commission is exploring a “comply or explain” approach, allowing companies to devise their own strategies to increase the representation of women in senior ... Read more

Will your termination provision hold up?

By Allison Greene Employers commonly, and quite sensibly, try to limit their obligations to employees on termination by including a termination provision in employee contracts ... Read more

Greene to share insights at The Commons Institute

Toronto employment lawyer  Allison Greene of Karimjee Greene LLP will share her insights on human rights and employment law at an upcoming seminar at The Commons Institute . ... Read more

Best to have social media policies early on

Employers should create policies dealing with social media early in the hiring process, Toronto employment lawyer Allison Greene says in a Law Times report.   Read Law ... Read more

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