Labour and Employment
McGill University, B.C.L/LL.B
Alex is a lawyer and Managing Associate at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, practicing in the areas of labour and employment law and long-term disability insurance. He leads the firm's Ottawa office.
Alex provides both employers and employees with strategic advice on all aspects of employment law. His employment practice consists of reviewing and negotiating employment contracts, advising and acting for clients with respect to wrongful dismissals, terminations, severance packages, constructive dismissals and the enforcement of post-employment obligations, including non-disclosure agreements and restrictive covenants.
With experience representing both sides of employment matters, Alex is able to maintain an unbiased and realistic assessment of each case with a view to negotiating the best resolution as efficiently as possible. Alex’s clients appreciate his practical and down-to-earth approach, as well as his tenacity when advocating on their behalf.
Alex is frequently sought out by local media outlets for his expertise in employment law. He is also a regular speaker at conferences and to professional associations and groups of management employees, where he speaks on key employment law issues of concern to Canadian employers and employees alike.
Alex also represents individuals who have had their Long-Term Disability (LTD) benefits denied or cut off. He has successfully sued some of the largest insurance companies in Canada on behalf of his deserving clients. If your long term disability claim has been denied or your benefits terminated, Alex will work diligently on your behalf and make certain that you recover the compensation you deserve.
Among Alex's numerous trial wins, the recent case of Marques v. Delmar International, 2016 ONSC 3448 is an important and often-cited case in which Alex obtained a noteworthy 4-month severance package for only a 7-month employee.
Alex is a graduate of the B.C.L/LL.B. national law program at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. During his studies, Alex held internships with the Court of Quebec, the McGill University Legal Information Clinic and at a prominent, international law firm in London, UK.
Alex joined CTV Morning Live Ottawa recently to discuss the increase in accusations of sexual misconduct in workplaces across Canada and the United States.