Jamie Knight is a partner in the Toronto office of Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP. Jamie has over 26 years of experience representing management in labour and employment law, including numerous appearances before the courts, arbitration boards, labour relations tribunals, as well as participating in adjudications in human rights, employment standards and health and safety matters. Jamie also has extensive experience in collective bargaining and assisting employers in interacting with trade unions, including defending against union organizing campaigns. Jamie’s clients are in various sectors, including manufacturing, entertainment, services, municipalities, health and finance.
He is a frequent speaker and media commentator on labour and employment issues, including current employment law issues such as workplace violence, attendance management and planning for pandemic flu. In addition to specific client training sessions, Jamie taught management and human resources employees in employment law programs at the University of Guelph for 20 years, with a focus on workplace safety and effective human resources management.
Jamie has travelled widely, including to Sierra Leone, Africa, where Jamie and his wife are involved with a Canadian charity working in local partnerships to improve education, child care, and micro-finance opportunities for women and disabled persons. On his most recent trip, Jamie had the privilege of presenting two lectures to West African law students in Free Town, Sierra Leone.
What they say
“James Knight is praised by sources for “a sterling practice” in labour and employment. He has significant expertise representing management in collective bargaining negotiations and interactions with trade unions.” – Chambers and Partners