BA (Waterloo), JD (Osgoode), of the Bar of Ontario
Ryan Edmonds started his own workplace law firm, Ryan Edmonds Workplace Counsel with the goal of making Bay Street expertise available to the public at Main Street fare. Having trained and practiced with the top-ranked labour and employment group of a national law firm, he provides cost-effective legal solutions to challenging workplace issues for both employees and employers of all sizes. He also clerked at the Ontario Labour Relations Board during his articles, where he assisted the Board’s Vice Chairs with cases about termination pay, overtime, unpaid wages, and workplace harassment.
Mr. Edmonds has authored a number of award-winning law journal articles on labour and employment law, and frequently contributes to various industry publications. He is also invited to speak on issues such as transgender rights and social media in the workplace, and has done so for organizations that include the Human Resources Professionals Association, the University of Toronto Centre for Industrial Relations, and Lancaster House.
In addition to being a past executive of the Ontario Bar Association’s Equality Committee, he was a founding director of Out on Bay Street/Start Proud and a past executive of the OBA’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference.
Mr. Edmonds is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he co-teaches Individual Employment Relationship in the JD program.