Matthew A. Fisher
Matthew Fisher is a partner with Lecker & Associates and an experienced employment lawyer in Toronto. He earned his BA in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. Continuing on at Western, Matthew graduated with a degree in Law in 2008. Immediately after, he was hired at Lecker & Associates where he continues to provide employment law services exclusively for employees. In 2016, he became a partner in the firm, joining Bram Lecker in leadership role with mentoring their stellar team of Toronto employment lawyers and support staff. Matthew’s diverse experience includes wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, negotiating severance packages for employees during job layoffs and resolving toxic workplace conflicts that often arise between employees and their employers. Furthermore, Matthew is among a select group of employment lawyers who deal with denied employment benefits, such as long term and short term disability claims.
Matthew Fisher: Precedent Setting Cases
Matthew has represented clients at Ontario’s Court of Appeal and Superior Court of Justice. He has also litigated at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and the Ontario Labour Relations Board. In 2016, Matthew was lead counsel on a team that managed the well publicized wrongful dismissal case, Keenan vs. Canada Kitchens. Following numerous appeals, the courts awarded his clients the highest ever compensation in Ontario for wrongfully dismissed independent contractors. With precarious employment on the rise, the ruling was precedent setting. Law Time Magazine wrote it up as one of the top legal cases of 2016. It was instrumental in clarifying the status of dependent and independent contractors and certain to have an influence on Ontario’s upcoming Labour Law reforms. Matthew has been profiled in the Toronto Star, National Post, Toronto Sun, Metro News, CBC News, Global News, Lawyers Weekly, Canadian Employment Law Today, Law Times, and Canadian HR Reporter. In addition, the media contacts him regularly for commentary related to employment law in Ontario. With many years of enriched employment law experience under his belt, Matthew has returned to University of Western Ontario, but this time as a guest lecturer in employment litigation. He also continues to participate at industry events with the Law Society of Upper Canada, including the Six Minute Employment Lawyer and the Employment Law Summit.