Ioana Pantis Photo
Ioana Pantis Photo
Ioana Pantis Photo

Ioana is an accomplished employment lawyer with experience in all areas of management side-employment and human rights law. Her practice involves providing advice and representation to employer clients on a broad range of issues, including employment agreements, employment standards, termination advice and strategy, wrongful dismissal litigation, human rights, and accommodation.

In addition, Ioana is able to assist clients on matters relating to workplace safety and workplace investigations.


Expertise


Representative Matters

Corporate Transactions

  • Acted for Xerox Canada Holdings V Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of Powerland Computers Ltd.

Community Involvement

  • Mentor, First Generation Network (2021 – present)

Education & Admissions

2017
Called to the Ontario bar
2016
JD, French Common Law ProgramUniversity of Ottawa
2013
Master of Arts, Translation StudiesYork University, Glendon College
2011
Honour Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, French, and SpanishUniversity of Toronto and University of British Columbia

Publications

Insights (9 Posts)

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Record-Tying General Damages Awarded by Alberta’s Human Rights Tribunal

Alberta's Human Rights Tribunal sent a strong warning to employers that behave badly by ordering one of the highest general damages awards in its history.

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Oct 25, 2022
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$55,000 Punitive and Moral Damages Award Underscores Importance of Proper Termination Practices

proper termination practices, punitive damages, moral damages, wrongful dismissal damages

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Oct 19, 2022
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New Guidance on Ontario’s Workplace Monitoring Disclosure Regime

This bulletin provides guidance regarding Ontario's new electronic monitoring disclosure obligations for employers under the Employment Standards Act.

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Sep 15, 2022
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The Federal Government Suspends its Mandatory Vaccination Requirements

The Government of Canada has lifted its mandatory vaccination requirements for employees in the air, marine and rail sectors.

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Jun 21, 2022
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Honesty is the Best Policy: Employer Punished for Misleading Employee About Sale of Business

An Ontario court has sent a strong warning to employers about the consequences of misleading their employees about the sale of a business.

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May 22, 2022
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Deciphering the Right to Disconnect: What does this mean for Ontario, and what could happen in other provinces?

The Ontario government passed legislation containing the “right to disconnect”. Or did they? (they didn’t). But Ontario employers with 25 or more employees have to have a policy on the right to disconnect as of June 2. How should employers approach the policy, manage employee expectations and is the rest of Canada looking to follow suit?

Join McMillan’s Employment & Labour Relations Group as we discuss the requirements of the legislation, considerations in drafting the policy and impacts for employers across the country.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Featured Insight

Pay No Attention to the Blinking Red Light: Employee Monitoring Laws Announced in Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has released Bill 88, the Working for Workers Act, 2022, requiring employers to disclose digital employee monitoring practices.

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Mar 3, 2022
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Unmasking Employer Accommodation Obligations and Mutual Frustrations

Arbitration decision highlights employer's duty to accommodate in mandatory mask policy; Unifor Local 333 v Moore Packaging Corp.; frustration of employment

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Dec 8, 2021
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The Tide Turns: Positive Decision for Employers Seeking to Enforce Stock Agreements

A practical assessment of stock award agreements and employee acceptance for employers seeking to enforce stock award agreements.

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Nov 23, 2021