Licensed Paralegal, Associate
Dean began his career as a labour advocate in 1987, representing workers at General Motors in Oshawa as a member of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union, which later became Unifor. With extensive experience in labour relations, employment law, and health and safety legislation, Dean is an experienced negotiator and advocate, having defended the rights of thousands of workers.
In 1995, Dean became a full-time Service Representative for the local union, primarily focusing on insurance disability claims and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board claims for union members and their families. Then, in 2000, Dean joined Unifor as a National Coordinator, advocating for seniors’ issues and representing workers across Ontario with Employment Insurance appeals and Canada Pension Plan disability benefit appeals before the Social Security Tribunal of Canada.
With his over 25 years of experience representing workers before federal and provincial administrative tribunals, including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Dean has dedicated his life to social justice, human rights, and the promotion of access to justice for all. He holds a Graduate Paralegal Certificate with Honours from Durham College and is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario.
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