Paul J. Willetts

Partner
Employment and Labour Lawyer

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 1-800-296-7989
Fax: 1-800-760-1865
Email: paul@vwlawyers.ca

Prior to founding Vey Willetts LLP, Paul worked at one of Canada's leading labour and employment law firms and at a large energy corporation. He has gained experience at the Superior Court of Justice, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and the Canada Industrial Relations Board, in addition to numerous private arbitrations and mediations. Paul is dedicated to achieving the best possible result for his clients through exhaustive preparation, persuasive negotiation and staunch advocacy.

In addition to completing his law degree at the University of Ottawa, Paul holds degrees in political science from the University of Winnipeg (B.A. Hons.) and the University of Calgary (M.A.). Paul has published and presented research on a number of employment law topics, including employee privacy, workplace accommodation and severance packages. He has further been quoted in the media on workplace issues by CBC, Yahoo! Finance Canada and Canadian HR Reporter.

In his spare time, Paul volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa as the Chair of their Human Resources Committee. He also enjoys playing and watching ‘football' and is a stalwart supporter of the perpetually-disappointing Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Labour Law
  • Workplace Human Rights

Education

  • University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Ottawa
    • J.D.
  • University of Calgary, Calgary
    • M.A.
  • University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg
    • B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Pro Bono Activities

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa, Chair of the Human Resources Committee

I highly recommend Paul for his ability to deal with me while I was in complete shock and most importantly, to be able to gather additional, pertinent and helpful facts for my case. I would not hesitate to recommend Paul to family and friends if they required legal assistance in employment matters.

- Client Review (original here)

In very short order Paul understood my situation, proposed immediate recommendations, conducted relevant research, then implemented a brilliant and just solution which proved to be 100% successful!

- Client Review (original here)