Christopher Rootham is a member of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board. Prior to his appointment in April 2023, he practiced labour, employment, and administrative law for over 20 years in the public and private sectors, advising and representing employees, unions, employers, and other organizations about labour, constitutional, and administrative law issues and privacy and personal information issues. Chris also taught labour law at Queens in 2008, and employment law at the University of Ottawa from 2008-2022. He is the author of Labour and Employment Law in the Federal Public Service, as well as a number of book chapters and articles on labour law, employment law, human rights law, and administrative law.

Chris holds an LL.B. from Queen’s University and an LL.M. (labour law) from the London School of Economics (2001). He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002.