Stephen Moreau

Stephen Moreau
Cavalluzzo LLP
Partner
Civil Litigation, Employment & Labour, Regulatory

Stephen Moreau, a partner with the Toronto firm Cavalluzzo LLP, focuses on litigation, labour and employment law.

After receiving his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Manitoba in 2001, Mr. Moreau earned his Master of Laws from the University of Toronto in 2004. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002.

Focusing on employment law, civil litigation, and professional regulation, Mr. Moreaus practice involves all industries and sectors, including health, technology, entertainment, financial services, and those employed in public service.

Being bilingual allows Mr. Moreau to assist his clients, including chiropractors, Crown counsel, nurses, lawyers, and police officers, in civil litigation and regulatory matters in both French and English.

He has represented unions, employees, and administrative agencies in litigation before courts, arbitrators, and numerous tribunals and agencies.

In addition, he has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

At the University of Manitoba, Mr. Moreau was awarded the University Gold Medal, worked for Legal Aid, and was an associate editor of the Manitoba Law Journal.

After finishing his studies, he clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Madam Justices L'Heureux-Dubé and Deschamps.

He was subsequently employed as legal counsel at the Law Branch of the Supreme Court and won a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Graduate Fellowship the following year to study public law, human rights, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Mr. Moreau is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, the Advocates Society, and the Association des juristes d'expression française de lOntario.

Stephen Moreau In The News
Federal Court approves settlement with moms denied extra EI benefits

Toronto employment lawyer  Stephen Moreau is “thrilled” that the Federal Court has approved a multimillion-dollar class-action settlement launched by people ... Read more

Theft motivated by addiction not necessarily a firing offence

Toronto employment lawyer  Stephen Moreau  says a recent arbitration ruling provided a "significant win" for his client and sets in motion guidelines established by ... Read more

Moreau files class action against TV production company

A $45-million lawsuit has been launched against the production company that makes a number of popular TV programs — including Property Brothers — alleging ... Read more

Feds settle lawsuit with moms denied extra EI benefits for sick leave

OTTAWA — It was seven years ago this week that the federal government told new mom Jennifer McCrea she couldn't access sickness benefits while on maternity leave. On ... Read more

Legal analytics lets lawyers cut down on ‘grunt work’

Legal analytical software can cut a firm’s research time by 75 per cent, Toronto employment lawyer  Stephen Moreau tells the Canadian Bar Association’s ... Read more

Systemic discrimination could now be ‘immune from review’

A Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling that supports the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) decision that it does not have the authority to determine if Canadian laws are ... Read more

Class actions for misclassification could clarify debate

A series of recently launched class-action lawsuits may help clarify the long-standing employee/contractor debate, Toronto employment lawyer  Stephen Moreau  tells the ... Read more

Insurer must defend nurse in "groundbreaking" privacy breach case

A "groundbreaking" appeal court decision confirming that an insurance company has a duty to defend a nurse facing a privacy breach lawsuit could have a major ... Read more

Employee vs. contractor at heart of proposed class action

A proposed class-action lawsuit against a Toronto-based private high school could help clarify the employee/contractor debate, Toronto employment lawyer  Stephen Moreau ... Read more

OCA to decide if hospital’s insurer must defend nurse’s alleged breach

How insurers cover health practitioners in actions involving privacy breaches hinges on an Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) hearing slated for March, Toronto employment lawyer  ... Read more

Hehr apologizes, pledges to do better after new complaint from Calgary mom

OTTAWA — Disabilities Minister Kent Hehr admitted to sometimes being "brash'' and "inappropriate'' after a fresh complaint of disrespect surfaced — this one ... Read more

Termination clause uncertainty requires mature set of principles

Although  a recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling  resolved a narrow but important issue relating to termination clauses — by holding that a void/illegal ... Read more

Hospital’s insurer must defend claim that nurse breached privacy

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision that ruled an insurance company must defend an action against a nurse over an alleged breach of privacy is significant for a couple of ... Read more

Court ruling sends message to Transport Canada: Moreau

A recent Federal Court of Appeal decision should send a clear message to government to follow its own rules when trying to change airline passenger safety regulations, says ... Read more

Ruling expected this fall in workers' class action

A decision is expected this fall in the class-action lawsuit launched by workers who claimed their former employer’s delay in notifying the Ministry of Labour of a ... Read more

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