Maija Pluto

Maija Pluto
Gaertner Baron Professional Corporation
Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Employment & Labour

Maija Pluto, an associate with the Toronto firm Gaertner Baron Professional Corporation, focuses on corporate/commercial and civil litigation.

Graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from York University in 2009, Ms. Pluto earned her Doctor of Laws in 2016 from Queen’s University where she was awarded Queen’s Academic Entrance Scholarship and was the recipient of the Queen’s Law Prize in Health Law. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016.

With a background in civil litigation, Ms. Pluto appears before all levels of the Ontario Superior Court. She is fluent in Russian and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Advocates Society.

Maija Pluto Posts

Bullying a fired worker comes with consequences: Pluto

Bullying a worker after they have been fired in an attempt to thwart a wrongful termination suit can be a costly mistake, Toronto civil litigator Maija Pluto tells . Read more

Soccer league, coach not liable for unexpected violent act of player

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision serves as a reminder that people who assume a supervisory role with a sports league owe a duty of care to players but will not be held liable for the impulsive acts of a team member who had no history of aggressive or violent behaviour, Toronto civil litigator Maija Pluto tells . Read more

'Nude photo scandal' not cause for termination of a contract

With morality clauses becoming more commonplace in the ‘post-Weinstein era,’ there could be increased litigation over what behaviour rightfully triggers the termination of a contract, Toronto civil litigator Maija Pluto tells . Read more

OHRT takes stand against penalizing employees who take parental leave

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal makes it clear in a recent case that employers cannot penalize employees for taking parental leave, says Toronto civil litigator Maija Pluto . Read more

Never a dull moment in commercial litigation

Toronto civil litigator Maija Pluto says early into law school she knew she wanted to pursue a career in litigation because it provided an opportunity to exercise her analytical skills – and it would certainly never be boring. Read more

Mental distress awards in wrongful terminations

Toronto civil litigator Maija Pluto says her client’s win in a wrongful dismissal case demonstrates a developing trend for courts to award damages for mental distress in addition to costs for wrongful dismissal when they find vulnerable employees have been unfairly treated. Read more

Gaertner Baron expands, adds new associate

Corporate and commercial litigation boutique Gaertner Baron Professional Corporation continues its expansion, adding civil litigation associate Maija Pluto . Read more