Melanie Henriques has been a P1 Licensed Paralegal since 2011 and practices in a variety of areas of law, including Employment, Insurance, Statutory Accident Benefits, Human Rights, and Landlord and Tenant disputes.
Melanie provides sound legal advice and representation to individuals and businesses using a pragmatic approach to obtain the best possible outcome for her clients, on a cost-effective basis. She takes pride in confidently representing her clients while understanding their needs and working towards a speedy resolution.
In her Employment Practice, Melanie represents employees and employers with respect to wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, workplace harassment, human rights complaints and employment contracts.
In her Personal Injury Practice, Melanie represents injured individuals who have suffered from very serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, psychological injuries, and chronic soft-tissue injuries. She ensures that her clients receive every dollar they are entitled to from their insurance company, and assists them in their road to recovery.
Melanie has appeared numerous times before the Ontario Small Claims Court and other administrative bodies, including the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, Canadian Human Rights Commission, Landlord and Tenant Board, Financial Services Commission of Ontario, and Licence Appeal Tribunal.
In her spare time, Melanie enjoys watching true crime documentaries, spending time with her friends and family, and watching all major sports - especially her much-loved Toronto Maple Leafs.
Badowsky v. Solutions et al. - Ms. Badowsky was a 45-year-old Store Manager with 3 years of service. After it was determined that the termination clause found in her employment agreement did not limit her entitlements, she was awarded 4.5 months of pay and a costs award of $5,000 for beating her offer to settle.
Kennedy v. FusionCast Technologies - Mr. Kennedy was a 50-year-old Production Manager with over 3 years of service. Mr. Kennedy was awarded 4 months of pay in lieu of notice.
Oppedisano v. Coppas Fine Foods - Mr. Oppedisano was a 40-year-old Buyer with 7 months of service. After Deputy Judge L. Reznick determined that his employment contract failed for lack of consideration, Mr. Oppedisano was awarded 2.5 months of pay in lieu of notice.
Gomes v. 2801124 Canada Inc. o/a Excel Transportation – Mr. Gomes was a 47-year-old Salesman with 11 months of service and no written contract of employment. He was terminated without cause and awarded 4 months of pay in lieu of notice.