William D. Anderson

P: 416-593-3901
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  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1991
  • LL.B., Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, 1989
  • B.A., Economics, Queen’s University, 1985
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Bill has acted as strategic advisor to his clients on a wide range of work and business-related issues for over 25 years. As a senior lawyer, Bill provides practical and strategic advice to private and public sector employers in all matters related to wrongful dismissal, human rights complaints, employment standards claims, union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration and occupational health and safety.

Employers and executives look to Bill for advice and direction with their union problems, employment contracts, certification drives, collective agreements, terminations, and wrongful dismissal litigation. His practice extends to corporate compliance and merger and acquisition work for American and Canadian multinationals. Bill is particularly involved in industries relating to the retail, construction, security and health care.

Bill is a passionate advocate for his clients and regularly appears before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, our Superior Courts, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and private arbitrators.

Recent successes include:

  • Dismissal of Application for Certification;
  • Sale of Insurance Company;
  • Dismissal of large multi-party Human Rights Complaint;
  • Negotiation of Executive’s Severance Package;
  • Interest Arbitration in Aviation Sector;
  • Mass lay-off in unionized corporate restructuring.
  • LL.B., Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, 1989
  • B.A., Economics, Queen’s University, 1985
 Practice Areas  Called to the Bar
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1991


  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada 2024 in the area of Labour and Employment Law
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  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association - Labour Relations Section


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