Andrew N. Vey

Partner
Employment and Labour Lawyer

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 1-613-238-4430
Fax: 1-800-760-1865
Email: andrew@vwlawyers.ca

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 has served a diverse group of clients in the past, including large retailers, municipal police services and individual employees. He has also acted as counsel in court and administrative venues ranging from the Ontario Labour Relations Board to the Ontario Divisional Court. Andrew frequently appears as a speaker at HR industry events and has been quoted in publications such as Canadian HR Reporter and Global News.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from Carleton University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto. He also acts as a legal editor for First Reference’s Human Resources Policy-Pro (Ontario Edition) and is a regular contributor for HR Insider. Outside of the office Andrew serves as 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

Education

  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Toronto

    • Juris Doctor

  • Carleton University, Ottawa

    • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)

Recent Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, “Employment Law Update”, Hire Immigrants Ottawa (December 2018)

  • Author, “Ontario court creates new protection for complainants of workplace sexual harassment”, Canadian Employment Law Today (October 2018)

  • Speaker, "Defining a Disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code", HRPA Ottawa Law Day Conference (October 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

  • Causeway Foundation, 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)