Christopher Achkar

Christopher Achkar
Achkar Law
Founder & Principal
Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Employment & Labour, Human Rights

Christopher Achkar, founder of Achkar Law, focuses on employment and labour law, human rights, and business litigation.

Working with both employees and employers, he assists with corporate and commercial litigation and disputes, including shareholder agreements, contract disputes, construction law, liens, incorporations, compliance, and other business law issues.

Mr. Achkar has appeared before multiple levels of court, including the Federal Court of Appeal, and represented clients at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

Fluent in French and Arabic, Mr. Achkar is on the board of directors of Beyond Reasonable Doubt Community, a non-profit organization that helps spread legal awareness and access to justice.

He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, The Advocates' Society, and the Toronto Lawyers Association.

Christopher Achkar In The News
When terminated, choosing the right lawyer is vital: Achkar

No one should be afraid to make sure their rights are protected when they lose their job, even if they’ve been terminated from a large corporation, says Toronto labour, ... Read more

Vacation rights in Ontario: what you should know

With summer vacation season now in full swing, workers should know what vacation benefits they’re entitled to, says Toronto labour, employment, and human rights lawyer  ... Read more

Update workplace policies ahead of marijuana legalization

While there may not be a noticeable change in the number of employees using marijuana once it is legalized, employers must still update their policies and regulate its use in the ... Read more

Unpaid personal leave for workers could cause hardship for employers

TORONTO — A report commissioned by the Ontario government recommends all employees be granted a week of unpaid personal emergency leave a year. The Changing Workplaces ... Read more

Terminated while on probation

By Christopher Achkar What are probationary periods? Probation is a period within which an employee is tested by the employer to determine his or her suitability for ... Read more

Random drug testing could lead to discrimination

A recent decision that paves the way for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to begin randomly testing its workers for drug and alcohol use later this month is problematic on ... Read more

Carving a niche with personable, flexible service: Achkar

Last summer – just two months after he was called to the Ontario bar – Toronto labour, employment, and human rights lawyer Christopher Achkar started his own firm. ... Read more

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