David Harris was a lawyer and human rights activist located in Toronto, Canada. He has spent the majority of his career fighting for the rights of employees. David received his Bachelors of Arts from the University of Toronto followed by his Bachelor of Laws (LLB). Following school, David worked tirelessly ensuring that employees are treated with the utmost respect and that their rights are not violated. In addition to his work as defense counsel, David has also acted as mediator and arbitrator of employment law issues. He believes that all employees should have full rights and should be able to exercise those rights without fear of retaliation.
Shortly after his call to the Bar, David opened his own firm, a boutique law firm, in which he worked with both corporate clients and individuals.. For the following 15 years, he worked with corporations and employees on a number of issues. In 1997 David decided branch off from working with corporate clients and decided to work with solely individuals as opposed to working with both corporate and individual clients.
One to always believe that everyone in the workplace should have equal rights and that legal information should be available, David has written numerous articles, books, and blogs etc. on employee rights as well as a number of legal cases.
David wrote his first book, “Wrongful Dismissal” at the age of 28. This is a detailed review of the law on termination of employment in the common law jurisdictions of Canada. Wrongful Dismissal is used by legal counsel and Human Resource professionals. It is monthly updated and is one of the most highly regarded legal textbooks in Canada.
Following the release of Wrongful Dismissal, David continues to write legal texts on workplace rights and employee relations. In addition to writing texts, David also lends his expertise to various legal blogs and articles.
A list of works David has contributed and/or written:
- Editor in Chief: Canadian Cases on Employment Law from 1981 to 2012;
- Author: Law on Workplace Sexual Harassment in Canada, published February 2018;
- Author: Disability Issues in an Employment Context, published December 2013;
- Author: The Written Contract of Employment, published January 2015;
- Author: Employment Law Human Rights Issues, published December 2014: