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Titus Totan


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


  • Listed as 5-Star Employment Lawyer 2023 - Canadian HR Reporter
  • 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


  • Lecturer, The Osgoode Certificate in Human Resources Law for HR Professionals, ‎Osgoode Hall Law School, 2021-2023‎
  • Speaker, “2022 Canadian Employment and Labour Law Fall Update”, DLA Piper ‎‎(Canada) LLP Employment and Labour Webinar, November 17, 2022‎
  • 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, “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

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