Hugh Scher is the founder of the law firm Scher Law Professional Corporation where he leads a team in the practice of employment and human rights law as well as disability insurance.
He is frequently called upon to advise employers and employees about issues related to the accommodation of people with disabilities in the workplace, return to work plans, complaints of discrimination and harassment, the investigation of harassment complaints and complex wrongful dismissal cases. He frequently assists to negotiate appropriate termination.
Mr. Scher has participated in various Federal and Provincial Government Consultations on issues of social policy and disability rights and has presented briefs before numerous Federal and Provincial Government Committees on subjects including constitutional, health, transportation, criminal law, justice, employment equity and human rights reform.
Mr. Scher regularly appears on television and radio broadcasts and has been featured in newspapers across the country on matters relating to employment and human rights law, euthanasia, assisted suicide and the human rights of people with disabilities. Mr. Scher is a frequent lecturer on employment and human rights issues at the Law Society of Upper Canada, Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of Toronto and other organizations across Canada.
David Shellnutt was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013 after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School. Since that that time, David has built a successful practice fighting for accident victims so that they get the health care and compensation they deserve. At Scher Law, David has expanded his practice to include human rights, employment and disability law.
Whether it is in the context of an employee being terminated unfairly, a cyclist hit by a car, a slip and fall or a disciplinary matter, David brings passion, dedication, and fierce advocacy to the table when representing his clients. He honed those advocacy skills over several years at a top tier litigation/personal injury law firm downtown Toronto and through his work with Parkdale Community Legal Services.
David has experience at the Superior Court of Justice, the Financial Services Commission, the Licensing and Appeals Tribunal, the Social Benefits Tribunal and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, as well as having conducted multiple mediations and arbitrations. David maintains a diverse practice with plaintiff sexual assault files and significant personal injury claims.
When David is not advocating for his clients, he volunteers as a legal observer for various social justice movements. He has worked with Refugee Sponsorship Support Program to process refugee applications and is a member of committees for Parkdale Legal Services and the Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario. David is also a beginner winter surfer, year round bike commuter, and frequent concert goer.