Employment Lawyers 2020-08-04T13:16:04+00:00

Heeney Vokey LLP Lawyers

The firm specializes in all aspects of employment law, focusing on integrity and exceptional legal advice. We ensure our services are provided in a manner that is cost effective, timely and practical. We are proud to say we have achieved long standing relationships with our clients.

James Heeney – Partner

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Toronto Employment Lawyer James Heeney is a partner at Heeney Vokey LLP. He provides advice to both employers and employees on all areas of employment law. James is driven to create a firm that focuses on integrity and attention to detail but which also provides advice which is cost effective and timely. He works diligently to ensure his clients make strategic and educated long term decisions.

His employer side practice focuses on providing strategic daily advice and litigation support. He assists clients with employment agreements, policy manuals, terminations and human rights issues. James also has significant experience advising clients on drafting and litigating breaches of restrictive covenants.

Contact James at: 416-646-5169 or jheeney@heeneyvokey.com

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Sarah Vokey – Partner

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Toronto employment lawyer, Sarah Vokey, is a partner at Heeney Vokey LLP. Sarah’s legal career has focused exclusively on representing employers and employees in all areas of employment law as well as conducting workplace investigations.

Sarah was drawn to a career in law while working for a pioneering tobacco reduction organization, where she was part of the movement towards smoke-free public places. It was here that she saw first-hand the impact that the law can have on business interests as well as on an individual’s quality of life. She realized that her ability to quickly and accurately assess a situation, her creative problem-solving skills and sound judgment could be used to help both organizations and individuals overcome difficult problems using the law.

Contact Sarah at: 416-646-5169 or svokey@heeneyvokey.com

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Julia Burke – Associate

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Julia Burke is an associate lawyer at Heeney Vokey LLP. Julia’s practice is specialized in representing both employers and employees in all areas of employment law such as wrongful dismissals, human rights and accommodation, employment standards, employment contracts, workplace policies, and related litigation. Workplace investigations also form a part of Julia’s practice.

Julia articled with an esteemed full-service law firm in downtown Toronto where she gained practical litigation experience. Julia was called to the bar in June 2018, and joined the Heeney Vokey team shortly thereafter. Julia has appeared before the Superior Court and Ontario Court of Appeal.

Contact Julia at: 416-646-5169 or jburke@heeneyvokey.com

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About Jessica Nolan

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Jessica Nolan is an associate lawyer at Heeney Vokey LLP and practices in all areas of employment law. Jessica is passionate about the tangible and immediate impact that employment law and workplace investigations have on both people’s lives and businesses. Jessica advises both employers and employees navigating wrongful dismissals, terminations, employment standards, employment contracts, human rights, and harassment and discrimination.

Prior to joining Heeney Vokey, Jessica summered and articled with an international full-service law firm in downtown Toronto, where she focused on labour, employment and human rights. Jessica was called to the bar in June 2020.

Jessica is a graduate of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. During her time at Dalhousie, Jessica spent a term working at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service and volunteered with the Immigration Services Association of Nova Scotia. Prior to law school, she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University, where she graduated on the Dean’s Honours List.

Outside of work, Jessica enjoys alpine skiing, Pilates, jigsaw puzzles and watching anything on HGTV.”

Contact Jessica at: 416-646-5169 or jnolan@heeneyvokey.com

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Alyssa Barrs – Associate

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Alyssa is an associate lawyer at Heeney Vokey LLP. Alyssa represents both employers and employees in all aspects of employment law including wrongful dismissals, human rights and accommodation, employment standards, employment contracts, workplace policies, and related litigation. Her practice includes workplace investigations. Alyssa is committed to advocating for and protecting the rights of her clients.

Contact Allison at: 416-646-5169 or abarrs@heeneyvokey.com

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