Erich R. Schafer


Partner Toronto, T: 416.869.8539 F: 416.862.8247

Corinne Webster Assistant 416.862.8280 x252


Bar admission

Law Society of Ontario


Brock University, B.A. (Hons.)
Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.

Membership and affiliations

Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association


Erich is a Partner in our Toronto office. Erich provides representation to clients in a wide variety of industries in both the federal and provincial jurisdictions, although he has developed particular expertise with respect to the construction and healthcare industries. He has successfully represented employers in related employer / sale of business applications, wrongful dismissal lawsuits, unfair labour practices, human rights complaints, grievances, tax appeals, and certification applications.

Erich regularly provides advice to employers on employment standards, human rights, and labour relations legislation, as well as collective agreements and employment contracts. He has negotiated and drafted numerous collective agreements applicable to major infrastructure construction projects in Ontario and has extensive experience representing employers in interest arbitration proceedings.

Erich is a past Director of CultureLink Settlement and Community Services, an organization that provides a broad range of settlement and community programs to immigrants.

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