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Titus Totan

Titus Totan

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About

Titus Totan has a general employment law practice, with a focus on employment-related litigation. ‎

Titus provides strategic advice on a broad range of workplace matters, including employment and ‎contractor agreements, employee incentive and equity entitlements, ‎workplace investigations, ‎performance management, disability management, discipline, terminations, restrictive covenants, ‎fiduciary duties, workplace policies, occupational health and safety, workers’ compensation and human ‎rights. Titus also negotiates, manages and advises on employment law ‎aspects of corporate ‎transactions.‎

Titus has successfully represented clients at all stages of the litigation/complaint process before the ‎‎Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Ontario Labour Relations ‎‎Board and the Ministry of Labour. Titus has extensive experience seeking and responding to urgent ‎injunctive relief, including with respect to employee fraud, misappropriation of confidential information ‎and corporate opportunities, breach of fiduciary duties and breach of restrictive covenants.‎

Titus ‎frequently provides training to organizations of all sizes on recent legal developments and on ‎preventing unlawful workplace ‎discrimination, workplace harassment and workplace violence. Titus is ‎also regularly invited to speak at professional conferences and education seminars throughout Ontario, ‎including those offered by the Human Resources Professionals Association and Osgoode Hall Law ‎School. In addition, Titus has written numerous articles ‎on employment law matters and has been ‎interviewed by the media on a variety of workplace issues.‎

Prior to law school, Titus was a Junior Programme Officer at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, ‎‎where he contributed to the creation and implementation of professional development initiatives for ‎federal ‎public servants.‎

Bar admissionsOntario, 2015
Languages
  • English
  • Romanian
Education
  • J.D.,  Osgoode Hall,  2014
  • B.Soc.Sc. (Hons.), University of Ottawa, 2011

Awards

  • Listed as Acritas Star™ Lawyer 2020
  • McMillan LLP Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement - Osgoode Hall, 2012-2014
  • Bruce Lokash Memorial Prize - Osgoode Male Athlete of the Year, 2014

Publications

  • Author, “When working notice of termination does not work,” October 10, 2017
  • Author, “Unmasking the Veil of Privilege in Workplace Investigations,” July 10, 2017
  • Author, “Departing employees gone rogue,” April 25, 2017
  • Author, "Staying Connected and Protected: Addressing the Millennial Dependency on Technology in the Workplace," Adecco Lead Magazine, December 2016
  • Author, “Have your bonus preconditions been “sufficiently” communicated to your employees?” December 16, 2016 
  • Author, "The sticky pitfalls of dismissing temporary workers," October 31, 2016
  • Author, "The Evolution of Workplace Human Rights," HR Professional Magazine, October 2016
  • Author, "Are your restrictive covenants enforceable?" July 18, 2016
  • Author, "Revisiting Unilateral Amendments to Employment Contracts and Policies," February 1, 2016

Seminars

    • Speaker, “2021 Highlight Reel: Things you May Have Missed Outside of COVID-19”, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Employment and Labour Webinar, November 18, 2021
    • Speaker, “2022 Canadian Employment and Labour Law Fall Update”, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Employment and Labour Webinar, November 17, 202
    • Lecturer, The Osgoode Certificate in Human Resources Law for HR Professionals, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2021-2023
    • Speaker, “Managing Potential Discrimination Hazards in the COVID-19 Workplace”, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Employment and Labour Webinar, June 5, 2020
    • Speaker, “Social Media in the Workplace”, Human Resources Professionals Association, March 5, 2020
    • Speaker, “Litigating Discrimination Claims: Tips and Trap’s”, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Disability Management and Accommodation Breakfast Seminar, October 21, 2019
    • Speaker, “Cross Country Check-up: Ontario”, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Toronto Employment and Labour Conference, May 10, 2019
    • Speaker, “Wrongful Dismissal Litigation: Tips, Tricks and Traps”, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Toronto Employment and Labour Conference, May 10, 2019
    • Speaker, “Legal Challenges of Workplace (Un)wellness”, Human Resources Professionals Association, April 28, 2019
    • Speaker, “Top Development/Issues in Labour and Employment Law”, Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth, October 18, 2018‎
    • Speaker, “Benefits Beyond Age 65”, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Toronto Employment and Labour ‎Conference, September 24, 2018‎
    • Speaker, "Social Media and Privacy in the Workplace", Human Resources Professionals Association, April 18, 2018
    • Speaker, "Best Practices for Terminations", Human Resources Professionals Association, February 23, 2017
    • Speaker, “Workplace Accommodations Regarding Older Workers,” Human Resources Network of Ontario Libraries, October 21, 2016
    • Speaker, "The Evolution of Social Media in the Workplace," Human Resources Professionals Association, May 5, 2016
    • Speaker, "The Ever-Expanding Definition of Disability in Employment," Human Resources Professionals Association, May 5, 2016
 

Media Mentions

  • Interviewed, "TTC union opposes random employee drug-testing, supports some testing," CityNews, February 28, 2017
  • Quoted, "Focus: Rulings show risks of early termination," Law Times, January 9, 2017

Community Involvement

    • Lecturer, The Osgoode Certificate in Human Resources Law for HR Professionals, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2021-2023
    • Program Administrator, Pro Bono Law Ontario, 2013-2014
    • Case Worker, Osgoode Community and Legal Aid Services Program, 2012-2013

Memberships And Affiliations

    • Law Society of Ontario
    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Advocates’ Society

    • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
 

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