Hearing & Appeal Elected Bencher Lawyer
Jack Braithwaite is Counsel at Weaver Simmons LLP in Sudbury and has significant experience in wrongful dismissal and other employment related litigation. He also emphasizes employer representation in collective bargaining, human rights, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”) matters, Occupational Health and Safety prosecutions, OLRB proceedings, as well as arbitrations in both public and private sectors. He has collaborated in writing a leading textbook entitled “Canadian Employment Law”, published by Canada Law Book/Thomson Reuters and was Associate Editor of the Dismissal and Employment Law Digest, a national publication for lawyers. He is a bencher of the Law Society of Ontario; a member of the Canadian Bar Association; the National Bar Association in the U.S.; the Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”) and sits on Council of the OBA; a member of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL); The Advocates’ Society and sat on the Board of Directors of The Advocates’ Society and is past president of the Sudbury District Law Association. He is a past member of the Governing Council of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, sat on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and is the past Chair of the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Weengushk Film Institute; the Afro Heritage Association; founder of the Michaelle Jean Sudbury Afro-Canadian Heritage fund; sat on the National Advocacy Council of the Canadian Diabetes Association and served as the Association’s legal counsel and sat on the Program Committee of the Canadian National Exhibition and sits on its Strategic Policy and Innovation Committee as well as the Governance and Nominating Committee. He has also taught both a sports and criminal law course at Laurentian University, guest lectures from time to time at Laurentian, Western University and Osgoode Hall on Employment Law and Occupational Health and Safety matters, respectively, as well as frequently gives presentations and seminars to various organizations in such topic areas.