Kristin Taylor

Managing Partner

 | Toronto

Kristin Taylor (she/her/hers) serves as the firm’s Managing Partner and is a partner in the Employment & Labour Group. Kristin provides practical and strategic advice to employers on a wide range of employment matters including employee hiring, discipline and termination; severance packages; corporate restructuring; employment agreements and personnel policies; certification applications; privacy and AODA compliance; mergers & acquisitions and employment standards and human rights issues. Kristin regularly represents employers in court in wrongful dismissal actions, severance pay class actions, restrictive covenant disputes and injunctions; in grievance arbitrations, in collective bargaining and before various administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and labour relations boards. She also conducts supervisory development and harassment prevention training to proactively prevent workplace disputes.

Kristin’s experience includes:

Kristin is a former Editor-in-Chief of the monthly CCH publication, Canadian Employment & Equality Rights, specializing in recent developments in human rights law. She authored the Employment Issues in a Sale of Business segment for the LexisNexis Practice Advisor Canada and the Employment Law Issues in Business Transactions chapter of the text New Perspectives on Canadian Employment Law. She is also a frequent presenter and contributor to firm’s publications on trends in employment law, with a particular focus on issues faced by Ontario employers.

  • Best Lawyers in Canada (Labour and Employment)
  • Chambers Canada (Employment & Labour)
  • Legal 500 Canada (Labour and Employment)
  • Lexpert, Zenith Award (Diversity & Inclusion) (2017)
  • “Kristin is one of the brightest lawyers that I have worked with. She is smart, knowledgeable, practical and fearless.” – Chambers Canada (Employment & Labour)
  • “She is a valued and trusted legal adviser. She understands the complexities of our business and provides thoughtful, practical advice.” – Chambers Canada (Employment & Labour)
  • “Kristin Taylor is an incredibly knowledgeable, yet practical and business-savvy attorney. She is able to explain difficult topics in a manner that is easy for a lay person to understand. She is also amazingly quick with responses. She is a complete joy to work with.”- Chambers Canada (Employment & Labour)
  • “Kristin is a wonderful partner to our company.”- Chambers Canada (Employment & Labour)
  • “Her strengths include accurate, very practical advice which in large part is based on her familiarity of risk compared to employment matters.” – Chambers Canada (Employment & Labour)
  • “Elicits praise from peers for her ‘excellent judgement and ‘practical advice.’” – Chambers Canada (Employment & Labour)
  • Director, Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada Board of Governors
  • Certificate, Leadership in Law Firms, Harvard Law School, 2022
  • LL.B. (Recipient of Administrative Law Prize), Osgoode Hall Law School, 1993
  • B.A., Western University, 1990
  • Ontario, 1995
  • New Brunswick, 2000
  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO)
  • Ontario Bar Association