Private Practice

Labour Litigation Associate

March 20, 2024

Labour Litigation Associate (2-5 Years of Call)

Kastner Ko is a litigation boutique in downtown Toronto with a focus on workplace law, including labour, employment, human rights, professional discipline, and investigations. We also practice state accountability and public law.

In our firm’s labour practice, we represent trade unions and their members in a variety of industries including health care, construction, services, energy, manufacturing, entertainment, academia, and in the public service. We regularly appear before administrative tribunals and boards of arbitration.

We have been recognized by The Globe and Mail as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms in 2024 in Labour and Employment, Dispute Resolution, and Human Rights, with recognition in 2023 and 2022 as well.

We are committed to effective legal advocacy, work/life balance, excellent client service, and access to justice. Kastner Ko lawyers typically docket up to 1250 hours per year.

Our associates are offered a broad range of engaging work and can expect hands-on mentorship and professional development.


We are looking for a lawyer with:

  • 2-5 years of post-call experience;
  • demonstrated experience in labour law and related litigation (experience in the firm’s other areas of practice is an asset);
  • experience conducting hearings before tribunals and arbitrators;
  • excellent interpersonal, client service and communication skills; and
  • a commitment to access to justice.

Kastner Ko welcomes and encourages applicants from equity-deserving groups.


The starting salary range for this position is $122,000 – $139,100, commensurate with experience.

Associate lawyers also receive an annual bonus of up to 15% of salary with comprehensive benefits.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to our Office & Intake Coordinator, Chelsea Laidlaw, at by no later than 5:00pm on Monday, April 8, 2024.

All applications and inquiries will be kept confidential. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodations are available on request. Please advise us of any accommodation needs.

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Kastner Ko LLP

Kastner Lam is a leading litigation firm in downtown Toronto focused on employment and human rights law, union-side labour law, public law, state accountability, professional discipline, and workplace investigations.

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Size of Company

10 - 50 people

Area of Practice

Labour & Employment

Experience Required

2+ years