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.



Representative Matters

Corporate Transactions

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

News


Media Mentions


Community Involvement

  • Mentor, First Generation Network (2021 – 2022)

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

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Employer Ordered to Pay Retired VP $1.8-million in Deferred Bonuses, Stock Options and Unused Vacation

A recent Ontario decision affirms that employers may be liable for significant bonus, stock option, and vacation payouts absent clearly communicated policies.

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Feb 5, 2024
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No Constructive Dismissal for Vaccination Refusal

A recent Alberta decision affirms that an employer’s reasonable vaccination policy will be upheld.

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Jan 10, 2024
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Comprehensive Vacation Webinar Series | Part III: Common Claims and Risk Mitigation Strategies

This session will teach you about recent significant vacation pay claims, and we'll share our practical experiences with helping clients mitigate such claims.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
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Comprehensive Vacation Webinar Series | Part I: Policy and Practical Considerations

This session will provide you with basics of vacation pay and time, and discuss the various types of vacation policies that may work best for your workplace.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
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Singular Belief on Vaccination Is Not Discrimination

Ontario's Human Rights Tribunal rules that opposition to COVID-19 vaccination and belief in bodily autonomy are not protected by the Human Rights Code.

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Aug 15, 2023
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Legal Risks Associated with Automated Hiring Tools in Canada

Automated hiring and recruitment tools (AI) risk liability under privacy, human rights, or transparency laws, including Quebec's Act 25, the CPPA and AIDA.

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Jul 13, 2023
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Employer’s Disturbing Termination Conduct Results in $15,000 Moral Damages Award

Teljeur v Aurora Hotel Group 2023 ONSC 1324 provides example of post-termination conduct and bad faith damages.

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Mar 16, 2023
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Substratum What Now?! Employee Promotions May Undermine Your Written Contracts

An Ontario decision warns employers about the costly consequences of promoting employees without updating their employment agreements.

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Mar 6, 2023
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Prior Employee Experience May Enhance Common Law Entitlements

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

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Dec 7, 2022
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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
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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