Mathews Dinsdale is pleased to announce that Deanah I. Shelly has joined the firm’s partnership. Deanah works out of our Toronto office.
Law Society of Ontario
Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.
Queen’s University, M.Ed., B.Ed., BPHE, B.A.
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Deanah offers timely, strategic and pragmatic advice on a wide range of workplace issues. She has developed an expertise in assisting and defending provincial and federal employers in regulatory prosecutions pertaining to occupational health and safety, health care, municipal law, and the food and hospitality industry.
Deanah regularly represents employers before labour relations officers and appeals officers when dealing with work refusals, reprisal complaints, and appeals of orders or directions issued by regulators. Deanah has appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Criminal Division), the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Occupational Health and Safety Tribunal, and the Federal Court of Appeal.
In addition to her advocacy work, Deanah conducts internal investigations on matters related to health and safety, including workplace accident investigations and incidents involving bullying, harassment and violence. Deanah offers tailored training for clients in the mining, construction and industrial sectors, focusing on the particular legal roles and responsibilities of each workplace party.
Deanah Shelly presented at the Lancaster House Conference
Deanah Shelly presented at the Canada Post Legal Affairs Conference
Deanah Shelly authored article for Canadian Occupational Safety’s publication, The Safety Standard entitled Feds Overhaul Violence, Harassment Legislation.
Potential implications for municipalities and other owners of construction projects.Read more
Understanding employer rights when interacting with OHS regulators and recognizing signs that an inspection may have become an investigation.Read more
Articles and PapersFebruary 1, 2017
Deanah Shelly published Safety Incidents: The Right to Remain Silent vs. The Obligation to SpeakAugust 1, 2016
Deanah Shelly published Knock Knock: Are You Prepared for a Search Warrant? International Law Office (ILO)June 12, 2014
Deanah Shelly published Hiring New & Young Staff this Summer? Think Safety First!October 23, 2013
Deanah Shelly published Trend Toward Criminal Liability in TransportationJune 1, 2013
Deanah Shelly published Ontario Health and Safety Law: A Complete Guide to the Law and ProceduresMarch 4, 2013
Deanah Shelly published Is There a Duty to Maintain a Psychologically Safe WorkplaceDecember 11, 2012
Deanah Shelly published OHSA Obligations and The Flu Virus
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