Barry Fisher

Barry Fisher

Law Chambers, 2000-393 University Ave.
Suite 2000, 393 University Avenue
Toronto ON  M5G 1E6
Tel: (416) 585-2330
Fax: (416) 585-2105
Email: barryfisher@rogers.com
Website: www.barryfisher.ca
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Primary Jurisdiction

Ontario

Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1987; also active in federal jurisdiction.

Education

B.A., 1976, University of Toronto; LL.B., 1977, Osgoode Hall.

Background

Lawyer since 1979 practising exclusively in the area of employment law.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

No charge before a hearing is scheduled; no charge one month or more prior to hearing; $1000 one week to one month prior to hearing; $1500 less than one week prior to hearing; $500 on cancellation of expedited arbitration (section 49, OLRA), where date is scheduled less than three weeks prior to hearing.

Lists and Panels

Ontario Ministry of Labour; Ontario Police Arbitration Commission; Ontario Grievance Settlement Board; Hospital Labour Disputes Arbitration Act; Police Services Act; Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program.

Related Adjudication Experience

ADR: non-union employment matters.

Associations

Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada Inc.; Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators' Association; Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR); Canadian Bar Association: Labour Section and ADR Section.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Fisher's awards on CanLII, click here. Note: CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute, offers free access to the full text of recent awards by this arbitrator.

Related Publications

“The Wallace Factor: An Analysis of the Effect of the Bad Faith Dismissal Doctrine on Reasonable Notice Periods in Wrongful Dismissal Actions”, The Canadian Employment Law Super Congress, October 1998, Canada Law Book; “Leading Trends in Employment Law in 1998”, Operation Update 98, September 1998, (Canadian Bar Association – Ontario); “Deductibility of Disibility Payments During the Notice Period: Sylvester v. British Columbia”, (Canadian Bar Association – Ontario, Civil Litigation Section, May 1998); "The Calculation of Overtime Under the Employment Standards Act of Ontario”, Old Themes, New Decisions: An Employment Standards Update, (Law Society of Upper Canada, June 1998); “Termination/Severance Pay, Service Outside Ontario – Is it Recognised?”, Old Themes, New Decisions: An Employment Standards Update, (Law Society of Upper Canada, June 1998); “How to Present an Effective Arbitration Case: An Arbitrators Viewpoint”, Managing in a Unionised Environment, (Insight Information Inc., April 1998, Toronto); Wrongful Dismissal Database, Carswells; "Measuring the Rule of Thumb in Wrongful Dismissal Cases", Litigation Review: Staying on Top (31 CCEL 311); "Alternative Dispute Resolution: Resolving your Dispute out of Court", Limiting Employers' Exposure to Workplace Liability, (Insight Information Inc., March, 1997); "Mediation of Employment and Labour Law Disputes", (Telemedicine Canada, February, 1997); "How to Represent your Clients in Mediations and Arbitrations" (Co-Chair, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, ADR Section, Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, February, 1997); "Mediation & ADR in the Employment Law Setting", (Spectrum Seminars, November, 1996); "The HR Manager's Guide to Employment-Related Legal Proceedings", (The Canadian Institute, August, 1996); "Building and Advocating Canada Labour Code Cases", (LSUC Seminar, June, 1996); "Creative Team Negotiations and Win-Win Conflict Management Strategies", (Institute of Leadership Excellence, May, 1996); "Interest Arbitration After Bill 26", (The Canadian Institute, March, 1996); "Problems in the Mediation of Employment and Labour Disputes", (The Canadian Institute, November, 1995); "Mediation War Stories", Moderator, (Canadian Bar Association, ADR Section, November, 1995); "The Power of the Arbitrator: A Round Table Discussion", Moderator. (The Canadian Institute, April, 1995); "Is Occupation Still A Relevant Factor in Determining Notice Periods in Wrongful Dismissal Cases?", A Case Comment on Cronk v. Canadian General Insurance Company, 6 C.C.E.L. (2d) 29; "A Practical Guide the Evaluating Just Cause Terminations", (Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, June, 1993); "An Arbitrator's View of Discipline Cases - How Employers Can Improve Their Chance at a Discipline Arbitration" (The Canadian Institute, April, 1993); "Arbitrating a Wrongful Dismissal Action" (Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, Alternative Disputes Resolution Section, September, 1992).

Arbitrators are invited to send awards to decisions@lancasterhouse.com. In an effort to facilitate access to justice, Lancaster House forwards all awards it receives from arbitrators to CanLII.