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About Deborah 


Deborah Hudson is one of the founding partners of Hudson Sinclair LLP. Deborah represents both employers and employees in all aspects of labour and employment law. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2008, and she has practiced exclusively in the areas of labour and employment for her entire career. Deborah regularly advises both employers and employees in relation to matters occurring at all stages of the employment relationship (including areas such as contracts, accommodations, human rights matters and termination).

Deborah provides her clients with practical, timely and highly specialized legal advice. She values the importance of early and productive resolution discussions when beneficial and appropriate. In circumstances where resolution is not achievable or advantageous, Deborah advocates on behalf of her clients in all legal forums. Deborah also conducts workplace investigations as an external, independent investigator relating to various workplace circumstances and allegations including harassment/bullying, human rights matters, privacy breaches and fraud.

Deborah has authored and contributed to a number of publications concerning workplace issues. Most recently, Deborah was a contributing author of: Startup Law 101: A Practical Guide (2017); Ontario Human Rights Code: Quick Reference (2015); and Accommodation Issues in the Workplace (2014). Deborah has also published numerous articles for Queen’s University IRC.

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