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Elizabeth McIntyre

Elizabeth McIntyre (Liz) is an arbitrator and mediator based in Toronto. As a senior member of Cavalluzzo, Liz practiced civil and administrative law with particular expertise in labour and employment law, human rights, occupational health and safety, and health care. She was recognized by her peers as one of the "Best lawyers in Canada" in the practice areas of labour, employment, and human rights. In 2006, she was selected by the Law Society of Ontario as a recipient of the Law Society Medal. In 2007, she was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers and in 2013 into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Liz was honoured by the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) as one of the 15 women lawyers who have made a difference for women and girls in Canada.

Liz has appeared before all levels of the courts and administrative tribunals. She was counsel in numerous precedent-setting cases, including the well-known Orillia Soldiers case, the only Canadian appellate court decision on compensation-related disability discrimination and the duty to accommodate. Liz represented LEAF at the Supreme Court of Canada in the K.M. case dealing with the application of limitation periods to victims of sexual assault. She also argued Mt. Sinai v. Tilley, a case in which the Ontario Court of Appeal quashed a provision of the Employment Standards Act disentitling disabled workers to severance pay based on a violation of s.15 of the Charter.

Liz is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, at the University of Toronto and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1978.

Tel: (416) 931-2963
E-mail: liz@emcintyre.ca