Erik Marshall is a lawyer and currently Manager, Employee Relations (Human Resources) at B2B Bank in Toronto, a subsidiary of Laurentian Bank of Canada. In this role, Erik manages a team of employee relations professionals that provide advice and guidance to managers in various business units on complex and diverse employee relations matters. In addition, Erik oversees and ensures the timely delivery of employee relations functions and programs, including litigation matters, policy development, performance and disability management, health and safety matters, and key projects.
Prior to joining B2B Bank, Erik was a member of Miller Thomson LLP's Labour and Employment Group in Toronto. While in private practice, Erik gained a great deal of experience regularly advising management and human resources professionals in various industries, in union and non-union workplaces, at both the provincial and federal level, on day-to-day employee relations issues including hiring, training, employment standards, contract and policy drafting, discipline, conflict resolution, harassment complaints, workplace investigations, performance management, attendance and disability management, terminations, wrongful dismissal claims, human rights, applications for certification, unfair labour practice complaints, employee status disputes, collective bargaining, collective agreement interpretation, labour board proceedings, occupational health and safety, and workplace safety and insurance.
Erik has represented management in collective bargaining, applications for certification, unfair labour practice complaints, employee status applications, mediation and litigation of wrongful dismissal claims, human rights applications, employment standards complaints and appeals, occupational health and safety reprisal complaints and disciplinary grievances. He has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ministry of Labour, Ontario Labour Relations Board, Canada Industrial Relations Board, Canadian Human Rights Commission, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Small Claims Court, and the Child and Family Services Board.
Erik obtained his BA (Hons) from Wilfrid Laurier University and his LLB from the University of Ottawa, where he received the Catherine Helen MacLean Prize in Labour Law. Prior to joining Miller Thomson LLP for his articles, Erik summered with Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP, a boutique, management side, labour and employment law firm in Toronto. During his articles, Erik was seconded to the Ontario Labour Relations Board, where he provided research assistance on various labour and employment issues to the Board's adjudicators and solicitors.
Erik's writing and/or comments on current labour and employment topics have been featured in a number of legal publications including Law Times, Canadian Employment Law Today, Canadian Lawyer: INHOUSE, Lexology: Association of Corporate Counsel, HRM (Human Resources Management) Online and OHS (Occupational Health & Safety) Canada - Canada's Occupational Health & Safety Magazine. He co-authored, with Stuart Rudner, thechapter on Employment and Labour Law: Wrongful Dismissal inBullen & Leake & Jacob's Canadian Precedents of Pleadings. He also has frequently participated as a speaker at internal and external labour and employment seminars and conferences, including the Employment Law program put on by Osgoode Professional Development.
Erik is active in his community and has regularly served as an organizing committee member for fundraising efforts in support of United Way Toronto, The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, and Canadian Cancer Society. He has also served as legal liaison to The Macaulay Child Development Centre and as settlement committee co-chair for a community group dedicated to the sponsorship and support of a Syrian refugee family.