Legal Counsel

  • Coca-Cola Refreshments
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • May 06, 2022
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Facility Location- Toronto

Work Location -

Posting Locations - Toronto (GTA); Montreal

Department - Legal

Job Function - Legal

Employee Type - Regular Employee FT Salaried

Shift/Hours –

About Us

Proudly Canadian and Independently Owned, We are Coke Canada!

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited (“Coke Canada Bottling”) is Canada’s premier bottling company. We are an independently owned business encompassing over 5,800 associates, more than 50 sales and distribution centers, and 5 production facilities nationwide.

We have a 120-year heritage of manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing the major branded ready-to-drink products Canadians love.
Our brands include: Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar, Sprite®, Fanta®, Barq’s®, NESTEA®, POWERADE®, Minute Maid®, DASANI®, Smartwater® and Vitaminwater®; and our partner brands: Canada Dry®, Monster Energy® and A&W®.

We pride ourselves on building diverse and sustainable relationships with our customers, consumers, stakeholders and communities through our shared values: lead with an entrepreneurial mindset, collaboration, integrity, accountability, quality and safety.

About This Opportunity

Working within a collaborative team comprised of lawyers, paralegals and human resource professionals, the Legal Counsel, Labour & Employment, is a subject matter expert within the organization on labour, employment and litigation matters. The incumbent will work closely with the company’s labour relations and human resource teams, manage outside counsel and independently carry grievance arbitration, employment litigation and human rights files representing Coke Canada Bottling across the country. The Legal Counsel, Labour and Employment, advises on a wide array of labour and employment issues including but not limited to human rights, occupational health and safety, internal investigations, labour relations, collective agreements and grievances.


  • Advising and providing counsel on a broad range of legal matters related to employment law, including accommodation, human rights complaints, short- and long-term disability leaves and benefits, wrongful dismissals, terminations, organizational restructurings and changes, and corporate policies.
  • Leading and providing advice on labour relations and matters related to labour law, including collective bargaining agreements and grievances.
  • Independently carrying labour and employment files with minimal supervision, including appearances at various levels of court, administrative tribunals and boards, and arbitration proceedings.
  • Conducting complex workplace investigations.
  • Managing general litigation files and assisting with commercial matters, as needed.


  • Law Degree and member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario or Le Barreau du Quebec.
  • 3-5 years’ experience practicing labour and employment law and litigation at a reputable law firm or corporate legal department.
  • Strong command of Canadian labour and employment laws, regulations and best practices.
  • Demonstrated experience independently carrying labour and employment litigation files with minimal supervision, including appearances at various levels of court, administrative tribunals and boards, and arbitration proceedings.
  • Experience dealing with a wide range of labour and employment matters, including, but not limited to wrongful dismissal, human rights and occupational health and safety.
  • Experience with a large company with locations in multiple provinces is an asset, although not a requirement.
  • Ability to work in French is an asset, although not a requirement.


All offers of employment at Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited (“Coke Canada”) are conditional upon a successful background clearance obtained through our contracted third-party vendor. The standard clearance requirements depend on the position and may include some or all of the following: criminal clearance, employment verification, education verification, and driver’s abstract review. In addition, all new employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide Coke Canada with proof of vaccination. Please advise the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions or concerns in regard to any of the foregoing once you are contacted for further consideration.


Coke Canada Bottling is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce with several programs, policies and resources in place to support our people. For individuals requiring accommodations or support throughout the recruitment process please contact our Talent Acquisition Services team by calling 1-844-383-2653 or email

For more information about Coke Canada Bottling, please visit


Practice Area(s)

Employment Lawyer in Toronto