Ellen Low

Ellen Low
FIRM:
Ellen Low Employment Law
POSITION:
Sole Practitioner
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Employment & Labour, Human Rights
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Ellen Low is a sole practitioner operating the Toronto firm Ellen Low Employment Law.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in history from Queen’s University in 2004 and earned her Bachelor of Laws, Common Law from the University of Ottawa in 2007. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2008.

Representing both employers and employees, Ms. Low provides recommendations, evaluations, and advocacy on all facets of employment and human rights law, including drafting and reviewing employment contracts, workplace policies, termination provisions, non-competition clauses and restrictive covenants, wrongful and constructive dismissal litigation, employment standards, workplace investigations, as well as occupational health and safety, and sexual harassment issues.

She also assists with mediation and advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, negotiated settlements and represents her clients in court and at tribunals.

During her legal studies, Ms. Low participated in an international law project based in Nairobi, Kenya. She began her legal career at Gowlings and was a partner with a boutique employment-law firm before founding Ellen Low Employment Law.

Ms. Low is a member of the labour and employment section of the Ontario Bar Association and Women in Law.

Ellen Low Posts

Workers have the right to unplug when workday is done: Low

Ontario employees have the “right to disconnect” if they are being asked to answer emails and make phone calls after work hours, and they should seek legal advice if told otherwise, says Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low. Read more

Be aware of changes in contractor relationship: Low

Knowing the distinction between an independent contractor and an employee is an important consideration for an employer, says Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low. Read more

Judgment opens reasonable notice debate for fired workers

A judgment dealing with reasonable notice for long-serving workers has takeaways for employers and employees, says Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low. Read more

Restrictive covenants in employment contracts must be reasonable

Companies that want employees to sign non-competition or non-solicitation agreements have to ensure these documents are appropriately structured or else they will not be enforceable, says Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low . Read more

Employers have duty to act before workplace bullying starts: Low

In the final instalment of a two-part series on bullying at work, Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low discusses employer obligations and the results of a recent study. Read more

Workplace bullying – steps for victims

In the first instalment of a two-part series on bullying at work, Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low outlines steps employees can take if they feel they are being victimized. Read more

Mediation in employment matters gives parties agency

Mediation is one of the more effective tools in a modern-day litigator’s arsenal, Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Employers must exercise caution in for-cause terminations

Companies that try to avoid paying proper severance by claiming “just cause” when they terminate the employment of long-term staff members are taking a big financial risk, Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Lawyer can help negotiate a fair settlement after termination

Employees who resign from a workplace often leave without any kind of severance, but in some cases they may have an entitlement, regardless of which side terminated the contract, Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Low helps employers sort out confusion around Bill 47

Bill 47 — Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 — is set to take effect Jan. 1, 2019, and Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low says there are many moving pieces in the legislation that can trip up employers. Read more

Low helps clients navigate changing employment law waters

Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low brings calm to clients amid the storm of legislative changes impacting her practice area. Read more