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June 1, 2022

Angela Chaisson speaks about recent school dress code blitz in Ottawa

Angela spoke with Greg Brady on Global News Radio 640 Toronto about an Ottawa Catholic high school’s dress code enforcement. On May 12th, staff at Béatrice-Desloges high school in Orléans singled out female students by requiring them to demonstrate that their shorts and skirts were of an “appropriate length” and adhered to the school’s dress code. Some students were […]

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November 8, 2021

Angela Chaisson to Speak on Privacy Litigation at the Ontario Bar Association

On December 8th at 12pm one of our lawyers, Angela Chaisson, will be included on a panel discussing privacy litigation and updates on privacy torts with the Ontario Bar Association. Ontario’s new tort of “publicity placing a person in a false light” was first recognized in 2019 by the Superior Court of Justice in the […]

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August 18, 2021

Angela Chaisson On BarBabble

On Friday August 20, Angela Chaisson will join host Breanna Needham for BarBabble, a bi-weekly virtual happy hour on Twitter Spaces. Angela will join Joshua Sealy-Harrington and Ryann Atkins for a discussion on the evolution of the legal profession and progress on inclusivity. Angela’s tireless advocacy for equal representation and diversity within law has established […]

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January 14, 2021

CBC Interviews Ben Millard: Can Employees Insist on Working from Home During COVID?

Ben Millard recently spoke to CBC News about whether employers can force their employees to work on-site at the office during the COVID crisis. The short answer is that, with a few exceptions, employers can require employees to work in the office, provided that the employer has complied with all required safety measures to ensure […]

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October 2, 2020

Millard & Company Welcomes Angela Chaisson

Millard & Company is pleased to announce that Angela Chaisson has joined the firm. Angela is a fearless litigator whose practice focuses on sexual assault, harassment, and revenge pornography in employment, civil and criminal contexts. She has been counsel in some of Toronto’s highest-profile cases including litigation involving various politicians, political parties, and media personalities. […]

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May 5, 2020

Millard and Co lawyer Marcus McCann giving two talks about LGBTQ legal issues

Marcus McCann will bring his experiences as an advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer community (LGBTQ) to two upcoming panels on criminal justice and policing. McCann will be speaking at the Criminal Lawyers Virtual Spring Conference on May 30, 2020 and the Outlaws conference panel A House Divided: Pathways of Remediation for […]

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"It was an absolute pleasure to work with Ben Millard at Millard & Company Barristers and Solicitors. Before signing on to use his services he took the time to answer any and all questions we had so that we felt confident when choosing him to help us with our legal matter. Once we signed on, this did not change. He was always very quick to answer our questions or address our concerns. He was very quick to let us know our next moves and did not sit on anything which was well appreciated. Would recommend to anyone to use his services. Kind, courteous, and genuinely great person to deal with!"

- M. C.

"It was a great pleasure, and a great experience, for our not-for-profit organization to work with Marcus McCann to assist us to rewrite our by-laws. Marcus was professional, knowledgeable and understanding of our issues and committed to helping us to frame our new by-laws in the context of both our organization's vision, mission and values and the law as it relates to not-for-profit organizations. He was diligent, completed the work within the time frame we agreed upon, responded to phone calls and emails promptly, and was always courteous to me and my colleagues. I thoroughly recommend Marcus for any organization who needs legal assistance, particularly in developing by-laws."

- J. M.

"Within a day I was connected to Ben Millard and he walked me through the approach and compensation once he understood my circumstances. He negotiated a good deal and it was settled in less than three weeks (would have been faster except for summer holiday). He was always available for questions during the negotiation and will answer questions on any future contracts vis a vis the severance package. With Ben I know I got the best deal i could."

- T. S.

"This is the second occasion for me reaching out to Ben Millard for his employment related expertise. I greatly appreciate Ben’s clear and concise counsel. His ability to distill the relevant and important issues from all the “noise” makes working with him to be efficient and effective. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any employment law matters."

- T. W.