John Illingworth

Of Counsel || Toronto

John Illingworth is of counsel in the Toronto office of Ogletree Deakins. His practice includes a broad range of labour and employment issues, with a special focus on labour relations and occupational health and safety.

John has appeared as counsel at all levels of court and represents clients at various administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. He has negotiated various collective agreements and routinely represents unionized companies at grievance arbitration.

John works with employers in the development of safety programs. He conducts safety audits and investigations for clients, and defends companies who are charged with OHS offences. John has spoken on various safety topics throughout Canada and the United States.

John is the president of the Kitchener Waterloo Youth Basketball Association (KWYBA).

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Defending Companies and Supervisors on charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Examples include:

Accident Investigations

Appeal of Inspector’s Orders

Coroner’s Inquest

Labour Relations Matters


Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association


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