Andrew N. Vey

Employment and Labour Lawyer

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 1-800-296-7989
Fax: 1-800-760-1865

Born in Ottawa and raised on the East Coast, Andrew is a founding partner of Vey Willetts LLP. From the start of his legal career, Andrew has focused exclusively on workplace law. His style of practice emphasizes finding collaborative solutions where possible combined with tenacious advocacy where necessary. Andrew formerly worked with two Toronto-based labour and employment boutiques before returning to Ottawa to start his own firm.

Andrew has served a broad range of clients in the past, including large retailers, municipal police services and individual employees. He has also acted as counsel in a variety of court and administrative venues, ranging from the Ontario Labour Relations Board to the University of Ottawa Senate Appeals Committee.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from Carleton University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto. He is a frequent speaker on workplace law for groups such as the Human Resources Professionals Association and Hire Immigrants Ottawa. Outside of the office Andrew serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Causeway Work Centre and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the County of Carleton Law Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Labour Law
  • Workplace Human Rights


  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Toronto
    • Juris Doctor
  • Carleton University, Ottawa
    • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)

Recent Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "Defining a Disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code", HRPA Ottawa Law Day Conference (October 2017)
  • Author, "Protecting employees from third-party harassment", First Reference Talks (August 2017)
  • Author, "Just Accommodate Me: Legal Obligations in the Accommodation Process", HR Update (May 2017)
  • Author, "Summary Judgment Motions for Wrongful Dismissal: An Update", Ontario Bar Association, Labour and Employment Law Section (February 2017)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • County of Carleton Law Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Causeway Work Centre, Board of Directors
  • Pro Bono Ontario Employment Law Clinic: Volunteer Legal Counsel

A huge thank you to Andrew Vey for his assistance with my case. I was blindsided when I was let go and truly had no idea as to what to do. Andrew was very thorough and concise with his explanations on moving forward and I was very pleased with the outcome. Thank you again Andrew!!

 - Client Review (original here)

Andrew Vey worked extremely hard for us. He answered emails and phone calls promptly and was successful in helping us get a fair and just settlement. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing help with employment law.

 - Client Review (original here)