Employment Law | Human Rights Law
Simon Cott is a lawyer who works with employees and employers to prevent workplace problems before they happen, and resolve them when they do. Whether you are a worker in a difficult situation who needs to know your rights, a growing business about to hire your first employees, or an established employer looking for advice about the complexities of workplace law, Simon understands that your circumstances are unique. That’s why he will take the time to understand your needs, work with you to craft a plan tailored to your situation, and move decisively to put that plan into action. Simon’s approach is to be strategic and proactive whenever possible, but tough and determined when necessary, and always candid, creative, and thorough.
Simon is pleased to assist clients with any workplace issues, including:
Before joining the George Street Law Group, Simon articled at a prominent labour and employment firm in Toronto, and worked in the Toronto and Vancouver offices of a national labour union. He has an LL.B. from the University of Victoria's Faculty of Law, and an honours B.Sc. in mathematics and philosophy from Trent University. He has appeared before various levels of court and administrative tribunals in Ontario, BC, and the federal jurisdiction. At law school Simon participated in a number of clinical and co-op programs. Before he graduated he spent terms working full-time at a poverty law clinic, a major independent law firm in an Asian capital, a provincial Attorney General’s legal services branch, as well as providing labour relations advice to a large public-sector employer.
Simon was born and raised in Hamilton, and is proud to practice in his hometown.