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Sheryl L. Johnson




Sheryl is a partner in the Employment and Labour Law Practice Area.  In her employment practice Sheryl provides strategic advice and perspective on all aspects of the employment relationship, including recommending and assisting in implementing effective measures to expediently manage and proactively address workplace issues and disputes so as to reduce expose and limit liabilities.  This includes such matters as negotiating employment contracts, confidentiality and intellectual property agreements, restrictive covenants, severance packages and wrongful dismissal settlements; drafting and providing seminars on human resources policies and best practices; drafting employee handbooks; advising clients on statutory matters such as human rights, occupational health and safety and employment standards entitlements and obligations; conducting workplace assessments; and conducting wrongful dismissal actions.  In her labour practice Sheryl advises management in all facets of labour relations.  This includes such matters as union certification drives and employer free speech campaigns, unfair labour practice applications, related and successor employer applications, collective bargaining, conciliation and representation before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations, grievance arbitrators and grievance arbitration boards.

Sheryl is the author of Sexual Harassment in Canada: A Guide for Understanding and Prevention.


NOVEMBER 30 2017

LEXPERT’s 9th Annual Information Privacy and Data Protection Seminar

Bill Hearn, Howard Burshtein, Ron Davis, Sheryl Johnson, Rob Macdonald, Rudy Morrone, Young Park, Colleen Spring Zimmerman and Ravi Shukla will be speaking at LEXPERT’s 9th Annual Information Privacy and Data Protection Seminar. This full day course will highlight:

  • Big Data and Other Developments in the Public Sector and Elsewhere
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Implications for Canadian Business
  • Privacy Litigation Cases - Recent Developments
  • Blockchain - The Promise and The Perils
  • OPC Compliance Priorities and Strategic Directions
  • Cyber Risk Management Guidance for Corporate Directors
  • Issues in Employee Privacy
  • CASL Update

For more information, Click Here to view the Seminar Brochure

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OCTOBER 04 2017

Bill 148: Proposed Changes to the Ontario Labour Relations Act

If Bill 148 passes in a form similar to that which is before the Legislature, the following amendments would apply to the Ontario Labour Relations Act ("OLRA") six months after it comes into force...

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Sexual Harassment in Canada: A Guide for Understanding and Prevention

Sexual Harassment in Canada: A Guide for Understanding and Prevention, is a comprehensive new book that covers the most common sexual harassment issues as well as providing insight on sexual harassment in the electronic age, issues related to social media and best practices for addressing a claim or a potential claim, and their public relations consequences. It also provides in-depth commentary on the legislation and case law related to this important topic.

Written in an accessible and straightforward question and answer format, this text offers useful information on the most common issues that executives, employers, office managers and educators face, and leads readers through best practices in identifying and managing sexual harassment complaints. It also discusses the essentials that are relevant to providing training and implementing policies that may eliminate sexual harassment and the subsequent complaints from arising in the workplace and our schools.


DECEMBER 18 2016

BYOD Tips for the Modern Law Firm

Sheryl Johnson shares her perspective with Just Magazine in her article BYOD Tips for the Modern Law Firm. Sheryl discusses how with IT consumerization comes the need for lawyers, as corporate employers, to implement comprehensive BYOD programs to balance organizational needs, professional obligations as well as employer and employee preferences.

DECEMBER 01 2016

BYOD and Social Media – Legal issues and Best Practices to Reduce Employer Liability

BYOD and Social Media – Legal issues and Best Practices to Reduce Employer Liability, Presented at the Lexpert Information Privacy and Data Protection Seminar

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MARCH 24 2016

Bill 132: Significant Changes to the Laws in Ontario

On March 8, 2016 Bill 132: An Act to amend various statutes with respect to sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence and related matters received Royal Assent...

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Sheryl Johnson Appears on Rogers TV - Toronto Speaks: Legal Advice

Sheryl Johnson appears as a guest panelist on Roger TV's 'Toronto Speaks: Legal Advice' (hosted by Natalka Falconer) to discuss the area of employment and labour law.

Time: September 16, 2013 at 9:00pm.
How to watch: Channels 10 & 63

Like the 'Toronto Speaks' Facebook page to learn more!

Speaking Engagements

  • Lexpert Information Privacy and Data Protection Seminar, Presenter, December 2016
  • Lorman/Lormit: Employment Standards in Ontario, 1999 - 2011 - Presenter and Chair of conferences for managers and HR professionals concerning interpretation of the Ontario ESA, 2000
  • Goldhawk Live - Rob TV - Discussion of workplace issues
  • HRPAO Conference - Presenter at the HRPAO conferences discussing topics including restrictive covenants


  • Canadian Bar Association, 1999 - Present

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