Ben Hahn, Senior Associate

Ben Hahn

Benjamin Hahn

ben@whittenlublin.com

Law School: University of Toronto

Admitted to Bar: 2013

Years of Experience: 9

Proficiency In: Wrongful Dismissals, Severance, Termination, Human Rights, Harassment and Employment Contracts

A Strategic and Effective Advocate, Delivering
Results through Thoughtful and Measured Strategies

 

Employment lawyer and litigator, Benjamin Hahn (Ben) pursues and defends workplace legal disputes, for both employees and employers. With extensive  and broad experience in all matters of employment law, Ben tackles all types of workplace disputes including terminations, wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, restrictive covenants, wage, bonus and commission disputes, human rights, harassment, employment contracts and workplace policies.

Ben’s calm, reflective, and considerate demeanor underscores his thoughtful and measured approach to legal matters. When working with Ben, clients can trust that his analytical and detailed nature will result in him providing clear options, logical rationale and comprehensive strategies. His clear communication and quick responsiveness ensures his clients are always part of the process.

Ben doesn’t waste time with bravado in legal disputes. Rather, he uses his passion for the reasoning involved in law to craft strategies that are measured and powerful. Resolute in his convictions, Ben negotiates on behalf of his clients to maximize results, moving to litigation, when necessary, to protect their interests.

Ben enjoys reading and writing legal articles. Clients can find helpful legal information and insights in his personal employment law blog.

 

Courtroom Success: A Rational Litigator

Ben’s considerable experience with litigation has resulted in his arguing cases throughout Ontario, at all levels of court, including in Small Claims Court, Superior Court, Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and Ontario Labour Relations Board.

Some of the more notable cases argued by Ben include:

  • Toronto Smart Cars Limited o/a Carhub North York Chrysler v Muhammad Khan, 2022 CanLII 48513 (ON LRB), successfully obtained award for repayment of deducted wages against employer who accused employee of fraud.
  • Halupa v. Sagemedica Inc., 2019 ONSC 7411 (CanLII), prevailed in wrongful termination case, obtaining awards for aggravated and punitive damages and the “oppression remedy” of personal liability against the Director of the employer-corporation.
  • North v. Metaswitch Networks Corporation, 2017 ONCA 790 (CanLII), successfully overturned lower court judge on appeal, setting a binding precedent in Ontario which prevents employers from taking advantage of employees through crafty drafting of “severability clauses” in employment contracts.

 

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  • Todd v. Deloitte LLP, 2021 ONSC 2260 (CanLII), procedural motion for disclosure of detailed revenue information from employer to prove bonus entitlement
  • Khashaba v. Procom Consultants Group Ltd., 2018 ONSC 7617 (CanLII), early case arguing illegality in “for cause” termination provisions
  • Marsland v. Lakelands Irrigation Ltd., 2020 HRTO 700 (CanLII), successfully argued for summary dismissal of human rights discrimination case without a full hearing because of fundamental defect in employee’s allegations

News and Other Media

Ben has recently been interviewed and appeared on the following media outlets:

 

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