Kate Dearden (Zavitz) is a senior associate in our Toronto office. Kate practises labour and employment law, as well as human rights and education law. She has appeared as employer and/or defence counsel before the Ontario Divisional Court, Superior Court of Justice, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board and labour arbitrations, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and various other labour and employment related tribunals.
Kate joined BLG after having summered and articled with the Firm.
Publications & Presentations
•Author, Hot Off the (Thumb) Press, BLG Labour and Employment NEWS, October, 2015.
•Author, Scary Amount of Punitive Damages Ordered Against 'Mean And Cheap' Employer, BLG Labour and Employment NEWS, October, 2015.
•Author, Court Approves Police Search of Cell Phone Used in Teacher Parking Lot Drug Deals, Education Law Newsletter, Fall 2015.
•Co-Author, OLRB Rules Local Strikes Unlawful, While Government Proceeds With Back-To-Work Legislation, Education Law Newsletter, Spring 2015.
•Author, Ontario Passes New Law on Asthma Inhalers in Schools, Education Law Newsletter, Spring 2015.
•Co-Author, Quebec High School Criticized for Student Strip Search, Education Law Newsletter, Spring 2015.
•Author, Supreme Court of Canada Creates New Test for Police to Search Cell Phones without a Warrant, Education Law Newsletter, Winter 2015.
•Co-Author, Supreme Court of Canada Decision on the Right to Strike Could have an Impact on the Education Sector, Education Law Newsletter, Winter 2015.
•Author, Effective October 29, 2014, Ontario Employees Entitled to Three Additional Unpaid Leaves From Work, BLG Labour and Employment Law News, Summer 2014.
•Author, Government Proposes to Amend Key Labour and Employment Legislation, BLG Client Alert, December, 2013.
•Author, Hospital Employee Vaccinations, Hospital News and HospitalNews.com, August, 2013.
•Presenter, An Educator's Guide to the Digital World at School, Ontario School Board Insurance Exchange (OSBIE) Risk Management Seminar, October 29, 2015.
•Presenter, Standing in the Fire of Human Rights Challenges, Regional Special Education Council/Regional Supervisory Officers' Curriculum Council Annual Meeting, January 31, 2014.
•Presenter, Human Rights and Special Education: a Legal Update, LAWWORKS at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, November 6, 2014.
•Presenter, Privacy in a School Setting, Conference of Independent Schools, February 13, 2013.
•Co-Presenter, Workplace Investigations, Federated Press Presentation, April 10, 2013.
•Co-Presenter, Privacy in a School Setting, CAPSLE (Canadian Association for Practical Study of Law in Education), May 6, 2013.
•Presenter, Privacy in Canadian Schools: a Legal Update, LAWWORKS at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, November 7, 2013.
•Co-Presenter, Principles and Applications of Health Law, Ontario Hospital Association, Employment Law presentation, November 15, 2013.