B.A., M.A., LL.B.
Jordan Reiner, B.A., M.A., LL.B., is an associate with Lecker & Associates, whose practice primarily focuses on employment law, human rights in the workplace and employment related disability matters. He advocates for employees on a wide range of employment issues including but not limited to those who have been wrongfully dismissed, constructively dismissed, laid off, subjected to human rights violations and denied short or long-term disability benefits. Jordan has extensive experience in negotiating severance packages, reviewing employment contracts, engaging in contract negotiations and resolving toxic workplace conflicts that often arise between employees and employers.
Jordan dedicates himself to handling both complex and non-complex employment litigation matters. As a skilled litigator, Jordan has a sound knowledge of the statutes, legal processes and case law.
Jordan is passionate about his work and approaches each matter with a high level of empathy and professionalism. What sets Jordan apart from the rest is his acute ability to develop and adapt legal strategies for even the most difficult employment matters.
Jordan has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Tax Court of Canada, the Landlord and Tennant Board, and the Social Security Tribunal.
Prior to joining Lecker & Associates, Jordan completed his articles in the legal department at a major national bank. He obtained his LL.B. in 2013. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Global Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University and Master’s Degree in International Relations. He also spent over 5 years in the Canadian Forces as a lieutenant in the infantry.
What our clients say about Jordan Reiner
I recently had an incredibly professional and pleasant experience with Lecker & Associates. In particular, Jordan Reiner and his team made me feel comfortable and confident from the very beginning of my case straight through to the end. At my initial meeting with Jordan, I knew I would be in good hands. Jordan is an extremely professional, knowledgeable, experienced and straight-to-the-point lawyer. At each step of the process, Jordan answered my questions and provided me with realistic expectations. He always had my best interest in mind and demonstrated his expertise employment law. Jordan’s team was also very helpful and supportive. Prior to choosing Lecker & Associates, I reviewed other well-known firms in the industry but none showed as much care, consideration and expertise in employment law as Jordan and his team did. I highly recommend Lecker & Associates to anyone who requires assistance with resolving employment law matters.
The whole team are very professionals, friendly, accommodating and easy to work or deal with them. They answered your concerns in real time. I am recommending this law firm to anyone who needs their help. Salute to Jordan for all his help throughout the whole process. Excellent team!!!
Great firm! They show empathy, professionalism, and know how to make you feel as if you’re their only customer. And best of all Jordan Reiner gets positive results. Mr. Reiner was a pleasure to work with. He is very knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. We couldn’t be any more satisfied and highly recommend him.
It has taken several weeks for me to write this review because I wanted to wait for initiative shock to settle first. In December 2018, right before the holidays, I came to Lecker and Associates for help with a claim that had been ongoing since 2014. Jordan Reiner, the attorney I met with, was no nonsense and extremely ‘on the ball’ about things. He set reasonable expectations and had what appeared to be a solid strategy to tackle my claim. That said, I was not overly hopeful. Prior to hiring Jordan, I had another attorney at a firm with an ultra impressive reputation handling my file. But the defendant was difficult and my claim was complicated and as a result, my former attorney had managed to make absolutely zero progress on my file. Things were at a point where I felt trapped in a nightmare. Due to the ongoing litigation, I was unable to move on from a period of my life that had ended years before. I was endlessly frustrated and couldn’t help but be fearful that my case would never end and that my great grandchildren would still be fighting it or something equally absurd. Jordan connected with opposing counsel right away and with minimal back and forth, in a matter of weeks, hammered out a settlement that was an absolute best case scenario. All in all, Jordan tackled my file in a manner that was aggressive but not bullying and as a result of his skill and his approach, managed to do the impossible. Even more impressive, he managed to do all of this in relatively little time. I still cannot believe that my case is over and that my claim has been settled. To call Jordan a miracle worker is an understatement comparable to describing a hurricane as a slight breeze. The only regret I have about Jordan is that I did not hire him long ago. If he had not handled much claim way back when it was first filed in 2014. If I had known way back then to hire him, I could have spared myself a lot of time, grief and expense.
Plaskitt v Aquatech Pump and Power Inc., 2019 HRTO 493. Jordan represented Becki Ann Plaskitt at a Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to successfully secure a rare invalidation of her executed termination documents in order to negotiate a fair severance package for his client.
Lyon v Her Majesty the Queen 2018 TCC 89 Kearston M. Lyon found herself in a legal quandry with the Tax Court of Canada over unpaid taxes. Her employer had pegged her as an independent consultant and did not withhold or remit her income taxes. Yet, she performed duties just like an employee. Jordan successfully helped the Tax Court determine that she was an employee.
Fernandez v S.I. System Partnership, 2018 CarswellOnt 19335; 299 A.C.W.S. (3d) 544 : Independent contractor on a fixed term contract. Court held that he was an independent contractor but that the employer acted in bad faith when they terminated the contract, entitling him to the balance of the fixed term.
Tavares v Mistura Restaurant & Hang Out Inc., 2017 HRTO 1553 Human rights case. Employee only worked there for 12 days. Told his employer he had MS and they terminated him the next day. He recorded the conversation and won general damages at the hearing.