Philip R. White

Phil White is a Toronto employment lawyer. He represents both employers and employees in all areas of employment and labour law.  On June 5, 2017, after practicing employment law for 10 years at Grosman, Grosman & Gale LLP, he opened PRW Employment Law. His contact information is as follows:

PRW Employment Law
480 University Ave. Suite #1702
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1V2

416-613-1381 (main line)
1-888-350-9204 (toll free) (email)

The primary focus of Phil’s work is wrongful dismissal litigation (including constructive dismissals and dismissals for cause), disputes involving attempts to enforce non-competition and non-solicitation clauses, human rights in the workplace, and reviewing and interpreting employment contracts for all levels of employees, including senior executives. He regularly coaches employees and senior executives responding to constructive dismissal type situations and poisoned work environments.

Phil has in-depth knowledge of employment law statutes as well as the law related to bonus and stock option plans, non-solicitation and non-competition clauses, executive contracts and the impact on the employment relationship upon the sale of a business. He has also done extensive work in the area of workplace violence and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Phil has successfully appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and judicial reviews before the Divisional Court as counsel as well as various Tribunals including the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Human Rights Tribunal. Recent reported decisions include the following:

      Johal v Simmons da Silva LLP, 2016 ONSC 7835

      Sinnathamby v. The Chesterfield Shop Limited, 2016 ONSC 6966

      Systemgroup Consulting Inc. v. McConaghie, 2015 ONSC 2213 (Div. Ct.);

      Bansal v. Maxsys Staffing and Consulting Inc., 2015 ONSC 1016;

      McConaghie v. Systemgroup Consulting Inc., 2014 HRTO 295;

      Walton Enterprises v. Lombardi, 2013 ONSC 4218(Div. Ct.);

      Madhani v. Sears Canada Inc., 2013 HRTO 290;

      Rubin v. Home Depot Canada Inc., 2012 ONSC 3053;

      Covelli v. Sears Canada Inc., 2011 ONSC 6984 (Div. Ct.);

Phil is a regular contributor to the Employment Bulletin, published by Canada Law Book. He is a practice adviser in employment law for Lexus Nexus Canada, a subscription research website used by law firms. He has spoken on employment law at conferences organized by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Law Society of British Columbia and Infonex.

Prior to commencing a career in the practice of law, Phil worked in both human resources departments and as an agency recruiter focusing on information technology professionals. He also spent five years working for a large manufacturing company as a key account manager responsible for both automotive and industrial clients in Canada and the United States.

Phil’s in-depth employment law knowledge and his background as a human resource and sales professional enable him to provide his clients with practical legal advice that takes into account the realities of the modern workplace.