Rachel Patten, Associate

Rachel Patten - Toronto Employment Lawyer

Law School: Bond University (Australia)

Bar Admission: 2021

Years of Experience: 1

Focus Areas: Severance and Wrongful
Dismissal

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An Effective and Pragmatic Negotiator, Providing Insightful Counsel and Innovative Resolutions

Rachel Patten is an associate labour and employment lawyer with Whitten and Lublin. She represents both employers and employees in all matters of workplace law, including wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, employment contracts, human rights, harassment and workplace policies.

Rachel discovered her passion for workplace law while working for her family’s business from a young age. Understanding the importance of effective workplace counsel, she seeks to find common ground in the relationship between both entities, without sacrificing the position of her client.

Rachel approaches the practice of law with a rational and pragmatic mindset. Understanding how emotional these situations can be for clients, she communications in a clear, fact-based and transparent manner to outline her client’s rights, options and expectations, to ensure that her clients have a strong understanding of the complete picture.

Clients often describe her as personable and collaborative, with excellent communication skills, while being tenacious in pursuit of their goals. As one client wrote, “she pursued my case with professional passion, vigour, and precise knowledge to the end”. By clearly understanding her client’s interests, Rachel provides guidance and sets strategies that deliver the outcomes her client’s desire.

Rachel is a strong advocate who is committed to achieving practical and effective resolutions through negotiated settlements and when necessary, litigation. She has experience with various courts and tribunals, including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and its Divisional Court, the Ontario Small Claims Court, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and the Ontario Labour Relations Board.

Rachel graduated law school in the top 5% of her class, having earned her place on the Vice Chancellor’s List for Academic Excellence.

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