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"Brian A. Grosman, Q.C., is the most experienced employment lawyer in Canada"

the trusted mark of


"Brian A. Grosman, Q.C., is the most experienced employment lawyer in Canada"

Canada’s most experienced employment lawyer


The Firm

Grosman Law Group based in Toronto Canada, is a leader in Employment and Labour Law.  The employer-employee relationship is the cornerstone of every business and as such, our lawyers can assist in all aspects of Employment and Labour Law.

Our crucial ability to adapt to existing laws, new laws and regulations enables us to provide our clients a timely and integrated legal assistance, vital to the success of allowing us to achieve legal excellence.  We offer our clients a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of Canadian Employment and Labour law.  Developing long-term and trusting relationships with clients, Grosman Law Group ensure a reliable and consistent high-standard service. Thanks to a wide variety of resources and expertise which are continuously adapting to new situations and challenges, we provide legal support for our clients in dynamic business environments.  At Grosman Law Group, we have created an environment where collegiality, trust and respect are the guiding principles under which we work today.  Focused on achievements, our professionals at all levels of seniority bring together their expertise around a common objective: creating value for the client.

The Team

Grosman Law Group is composed of a team of successful Employment and Labour Lawyers who have established an excellent record in the courts and before labour tribunals in the Province of Ontario and across Canada. Our experienced lawyers provide advice to individuals on terminations and counsel to management in labour disputes.   The legal team of Grosman Law Group provides clients with a depth of advice and legal representation that meets their highest expectations. The team combines 50 years of experience in all aspects of workplace law. The Grosman Law Group is uniquely positioned to offer cost efficient advice designed to minimize workplace disruption and litigation costs in employment matters. 

Brian Grosman Q.C.,

Brian A. Grosman, Q.C., is the most experienced employment lawyer in Canada. He has successfully argued ground breaking employment cases at every court level including the Supreme Court of Canada. He advises leading corporations on the legal consequences of mergers, takeovers, sales and reorganizations that result in downsizings and reallocation of human resources. Senior executives of corporations, institutions and government retain his services to advise on retirements and terminations in order to ensure appropriate compensation, as well as by law firms to act as a mediator in employment disputes between employers and employees.

Mr. Grosman’s clientele includes many of the world’s largest international corporations and their senior executives. As well, he represents numerous professionals including doctors, academics, sport figures, lawyers, accountants and clergy.

Brian A. Grosman, Q.C., represents both executive employees and corporate employers in employment related litigation, mediations and arbitrations. He has been selected by his peers to “Best Lawyers in Canada” and has been awarded the Beccaria Prize for Law Reform in the Province of Quebec.

Brian Grosman is a life member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, as well as the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations. He is one of a select number of Canadians elected to the American Law Institute and to the US College of Employment and Labour Lawyers, both located in Washington, DC. He served as an executive member of the Quebec Society of Criminology and the American Society of Criminology. He is the founding Chairman of the Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan and a former advisor to the Law Reform Commission of Canada.

Brian Grosman is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.A. LL.B.) as well as a graduate of McGill University, College of Law (LL.M.) and is certified by the New York University School of Law and the Denver College of Law.

He is a former Professor of Law at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law and at McGill University in Montreal. He has been a special lecturer on employment law throughout Canada and the United States. He was a guest lecturer at the University of Free Berlin, in Berlin, Germany.

Practice Focus

  • Wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, severance packages
  • Drafting executive employment contracts
  • Employment aspects of M&A
  • Sale of Business / Corporate purchases and the resulting human resource implications
  • Corporate restructuring and employment consequences
  • Advises on fiduciary duties and injunctions
  • Advises and represents government agencies
  • Restrictive covenants pertaining to non-competes and non-solicitation
  • Negotiation of exit agreements
  • Human right violations
  • Investigations and workplace inquiries
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • In-house seminars and workshops
  • Executive coaching in employment disputes

Representative Legal Matters:

  • Pilon v. Peugeot Canada Ltd., (1980), 114 D.L.R. (3d) 378 (Ont. S.C.), Brian Grosman successfully argued the first case of mental distress damages in employment law.
  • Kiernan v. Ingram Micro Inc., [2004] O.J. No. 3118 (Ont. C.A.) established the requirement for an effective resignation.
  • Hill v. Gordon Daley Grenadier Securities, [2001] O.J. No. 241 (Ont. S.C.) established the elements of breach of trust.
  • Woodward v. Stelco, 1996 CanLII 8180 (Ony. S.C.), established the enforceability of restrictive covenants.
  • Shell Canada Ltd. - When Shell’s head office relocated from Toronto to Calgary, Brian Grosman helped this client prepare severance packages for employees who were not making the move, and relocation packages for those who were.
  • CIBC & Wood Gundy - When these two major Canadian Financial Institutions merged they called Brian A. Grosman Q.C. to arrange severance packages, termination agreements and equity incentives to make the changes positive for those executive employees and the two institutions involved.


The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory is a comprehensive guide available to the general public that identifies some of the best and brightest lawyers across Canada in various areas of law. It has evolved into a valuable resource for Canadian corporate counsel and Canadian law firms as well as for US corporate counsel and law firms in need of Canadian legal expertise. This directory has been published since 1997, and is an acknowledgement of excellence by practitioners’ peers and colleagues. Brian A. Grosman is recognized by the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner.

Brian Grosman has appeared as Counsel in over 50 reported cases and has represented clients in hundreds of trials and litigious proceedings. He has published countless articles on Employment Law and the Administration of Justice in legal journals and business publications.

Recent Articles Include

  • 10 Sure Signs You Are About To Be Fired (and what to do about it)
  • Brian A. Grosman Interviewed on Sun News
  • Brian Grosman Interviewed On CBC
  • Brian Grosman Interviewed On CBC - Ghomeshi
  • Brian Grosman on CKOM Regina
  • Brian Grosman on The Lang & O’Leary Exchange
  • Brian Grosman On The Termination Of A Saskatchewan Professor
  • Brian Grosman Quoted In The Globe And Mail
  • Brian Grosman Quoted In The Toronto Star
  • Contracts Must be Carried Out Fairly and Honestly
  • Corporate Security on the Brink . . .
  • Employee Must Work Through Notice of Resignation
  • Executive Employees Departing With The Company Jewells
  • Investment Banking Industry
  • Partners Face Mandatory Retirement
  • Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Mandatory Retirement Of Partners Isn’t Legal In Most Provinces
  • Ten Misconceptions About Being Fired
  • The Decay of the “Wrinkled Ceiling”

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