Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Frances Gallop is a partner with the firm Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti. She has over 25 years of experience advising and representing employers in legal matters relating to the workplace. She has appeared as counsel before every level of court in Ontario, and numerous boards and tribunals including:
- arbitration boards
- the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
- the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal
- Ontario Labour Relations Board
- Public Service Staff Relations Board
- Public Service Grievance Settlement Board
- Financial Services Tribunal of Ontario.
Frances is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Labour Law.
Over the course of her practice, Frances has developed a particular interest in workplace bullying and harassment issues. Frances has assisted many employers on how to confront and manage workplace harassment by:
- developing and vetting harassment policies
- educating management groups on harassment-related issues
- investigating complaints of harassment or other inappropriate workplace behavior
- advising employers on remedial actions when harassment occurs
- representing employers in proceedings where an employee is disciplined or discharged as a result of harassment or makes unfounded allegations of harassment.
Frances has provided these services to employers in diverse sectors, including banking, hospitality, health care, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, government, education and social services.
She has been a faculty member at Continuing Legal Education conferences organized by the Law Society of Upper Canada speaking on such topics as Bullying in a Unionized Workplace and Dos and Don’ts of Sexual Harassment Investigations.
Frances received her B.A. from Trent University and her LL.B. from the University of Windsor
Called to the Ontario Bar in 1985.
Frances has been a speaker at numerous conferences on workplace legal issues, including conferences organized by the Law Society of Upper Canada, Osgoode Law School, McMaster University, Carswell Law Conference, Infonex, Canadian Institute and other organizations and has appeared on CBC's program "Face Off" to debate workplace legal issues.