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Angela A. Bradley – Independent Workplace Investigator, Mediator and Lawyer

 

  • St. Michael’s Hospital (2010-2014) Counsel, Employment and Labour
  • Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark, LLP (2007-2009) Associate Lawyer
  • Toronto District School Board Legal Services (2006-2007) Articling Student
  • Law Society of Upper Canada, Barrister & Solicitor (2007) and University of Toronto Faculty of Law, J.D. Equivalency (2006)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce (2003-2005) Employment and Labor Lawyer
  • U.S. Federal Labor Relations Authority (1998-2003) Investigator, Mediator, Prosecutor, and Hearing Officer
  • Massachusetts Bar, Attorney (1999) and Northeastern University School of Law, Juris Doctor (1998)

Angela Bradley has 20 years of experience practising labour and employment law in the U.S. and Canada. She attended Northeastern University School of Law in Boston and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and remains licensed to practise in Massachusetts and Ontario.

She has practised in Toronto with a labour and employment law firm and in-house at a school board and a hospital. In 2015, Angela launched her independent, workplace dispute resolution practice. She investigates and mediates bullying, harassment and human rights allegations, and develops respectful workplace policies and programs.

Angela holds certificates in Workplace Investigation from the Association of Workplace Investigators, and in Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Windsor School of Law.

She is a member of the Canadian Association of Workplace Investigators, the Board of Directors of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario, and the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.

Her interests include Iyengar yoga, recreational running, and volunteer dog walking at the local animal shelter.

Dispute Resolution Services

  • Appropriate dispute resolution and training
  • Discrimination, harrassment, misconduct investigations
  • Respectful-workplace policy and program development 

Developed Respectful Workplace Policies, Procedures, and Training under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Human Rights Code, for an Ontario delegated administrative authority (quasi-governmental agency), May 2016 through May 2017.

 

Professional Publications and Presentations

  • “Bad Behaviour or Bullying? Techniques from Coaching to Help Mediators Succeed,” Presenter, Health and Safety and Human Rights Implications of Bullying, St. Stephens Community House Conflict Resolution Training, June 23, 2015.
  • “Cultural Competency and Your ADR Practice: It’s About Professionalism,” Author, ADR Section Newsletter, Ontario Bar Association, November 28, 2016.
  • Workplace Mediation Case Study and Practice Session, Coach, JADE Mediation Practice Group, Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario, February 1, 2017.
  • “Establishing a Successful Mediation Practice,” Program Chair, Ontario Bar Association, April 27, 2017.
  • “How Bill 148 Amendments May Impact the Hospitality Industry,” Panelist, Industry and Professional Speakers, Human Resources in Hospitality Course, School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, George Brown College, October 18, 2017.
  • “Neuroscience in ADR: Strategies for Responding to Neurological Reactions in Clients, Counsel and Yourself,” Program Co-Chair, Ontario Bar Association Annual Institute, February 7, 2018.
  • “How Effectively Does Mediation Address Power Imbalances in the Workplace?” Panelist, Workplace Special Interest Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario, February 13, 2018.

I provide legal advice within the investigation context. However, I refer to my lawyer-colleagues any requests for legal representation or advice for either employees or employers.