Mathews Dinsdale lawyers from coast-to-coast recognized in the 2023 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as leaders in Labour Law, Employment Law, Construction Labour Relations, Occupational Health & Safety Law and Workers’ Compensation Law.
Law Society of Ontario
Queen’s University, LL.B.
University of Toronto, B.A. (Hons.)
Canadian Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Ontario Bar Association
The Advocates’ Society
Maureen Quinlan is a senior litigation lawyer. Maureen’s practice is focused primarily on employment litigation, particularly in claims covered by Employment Practice Liability Insurance (EPLI). Maureen is panel counsel for several major Canadian insurers in the EPLI area.
Maureen has significant experience representing clients in civil litigation and statutory proceedings defending claims involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and constructive dismissal. In addition, Maureen has expertise acting for employers in claims related to both short-term and long-term disability benefits, as well as defending employers in claims of discrimination and alleged failure to accommodate. Maureen is known for effectively managing complex litigation in a timely and cost-effective manner. She acts as a strategic partner for many clients and provides proactive advice on a wide range of labour and employment-related issues including employment standards, employment contracts, wrongful dismissal, unjust dismissal, human rights, privacy and workplace safety and insurance in both the provincial and federal context.
Maureen has a breadth of knowledge regarding cannabis in the workplace and provides strategic advice to employers regarding the complexities related to cannabis in the workplace. Maureen is a Partner in our Toronto office.
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Industry recognitionThe Legal 500 Canada
Labour and Employment LawCanadian Legal Lexpert®
Employment Law – EmployerCanadian Legal Lexpert®
Labour Law – Management
Presentation for Chubb Insurance Company of Canada
Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute Forum 2019
17th Annual Current Issues in Employment Law, Ontario Bar Association
Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Labour Relations Seminar
Ontario Hospital Association
Ontario Small Urban Municipalities Conference
Financial Services Roundtable
2018 Human Resources Professionals Association Annual Conference & Trade Show
Toronto Lawyers Association
Annual Labour Relations Symposium
2017 Human Resources Professionals Association Annual Conference & Tradeshow
Ontario Bar Association Conference
Mathews Dinsdale recognized by The Legal500 Canada 2023 as a leading firm in Labour and Employment, highlighting our national reach. Testimonial - "It is the only workplace law firm with offices from coast-to-coast, so being a national organization ourselves this is extremely important to us. It was Canada’s first law firm to devote its practice to employment law."