Law Society of Ontario
Middlebury College, B.A.
Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.
Canadian Bar Association
Hal has been practising workplace law for over 40 years since 1978. Before joining Mathews Dinsdale in 2006, Hal was a partner at a major national full service law firm and also spent more than five years at the Ontario Ministry of Labour where he was lead counsel in prosecuting occupational health and safety offences and representing the Ministry in employment standards and human rights proceedings.
Hal offers expertise as counsel for employers in arbitration hearings, before labour relations boards, human rights tribunals and in court proceedings involving wrongful dismissals, prosecutions under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other regulatory statutes, appeals and judicial reviews. He also acts as a spokesperson for employers in collective agreement negotiations and provides advice on a broad range of employment law and labour relations matters.
Representative experienceDecember 2019
Ontario Provincial Offences Court dismisses charges under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act against a hearing aid and accessories provider alleging that it had provided unnecessary services and overcharged for services.April 2019
An adjudicator appointed under Canada Labour Code held that an Aviation Services Company had just cause to dismiss a ground handling employee who engaged in an unsafe act.
Counsel- Hal Rolph
An Ontario arbitrator ruled that a Public Hospital was entitled to post its nurses’ schedules electronically rather than as paper copies on a bulletin board. Counsel-Hal RolphJanuary 2012
Labelling it as an “abuse of process”, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal refused to consider the Application of a dismissed employee who had signed a Release upon termination which shielded the employer from a human rights claim. — Counsel: Hal RolphDecember 2011
Canada Industrial Relations Board finds that airport security screening workers had engaged in an unlawful work slowdown by making a concerted effort to limit the number of workers available for work. Counsel: Hal Rolph