“Your professional strengths are that you are an excellent communicator, transparency, punctuality/meeting deadlines or timelines, knowledgeable and experienced, stellar work ethic! I would refer someone to you because of the traits I mentioned earlier and because I know you are going to give someone’s matter the attention to detail and the effort it requires. You will always tell them in layman’s terms your honest opinion based on the law about their present predicament.”

— Client TE

Toronto Employment Lawyer

Paulette S. Haynes

B.Soc.Sc. LL.B.

Paulette S.  Haynes is the Founder and Managing Officer of Haynes Law Firm, a Toronto-based boutique law firm that provides professional, personable, and high-quality legal services to both employee and employer clients in a wide array of employment law matters. Paulette is a well-respected lawyer, trusted advisor, and effective problem solver. She is committed to achieving successful results for her clients. She works closely with her clients to develop practical solutions to ensure the best possible outcomes for their case. Paulette received her Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree in Political Science from the University of Ottawa and her Bachelor of Laws Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. She started Haynes Law Firm shortly after she was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1994. In addition to employment-related cases, the Haynes Law team has represented clients in a diverse range of litigation cases. Paulette has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada, the Tax Court of Canada and various administrative tribunals. She has presented at numerous industry conferences and seminars. She is the author of Human Resources Guide to Non-Standard Employment (Second Edition) published by Thomson Reuters Canada.  For many years, Paulette taught the Employment and Labour Law course at Ryerson University and was an Adjunct Legal Studies Professor at Seneca College. She has also completed mediation training with the New York State Unified Court System Part 146 and advanced commercial mediation training.

As a service-oriented lawyer, Paulette’s community involvement includes active participation in the Toronto District School Board’s cooperative education program, serving as a mentor for lawyers, paralegals and youth, and tutoring adults and youth in math and English.

Paulette has served on the board of the Organization of Women in International Trade and is a former member of the Canadian Association of Women Executives & Entrepreneurs and the Women’s Law Association of Ontario, to name a few.

Bar Admission
Ontario, 1994
  • Osgoode Hall Law School
Professional Associations
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • National Bar Association
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