Legal Counsel, Investigation and Employment

  • Corus Entertainment Inc.
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Jun 09, 2024
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day.
Our culture and our people are what make us, US.
We have a passion to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people's lives. Our award-winning culture is an expression of who we are, what we do, and how we thrive. Our values describe our culture in action. They outline how we achieve our goals, work together, engage with partners, and interact in our communities. At Corus, we Win Together, Think Beyond, Make it Happen, Learn Every Day and Show We Care.

Ready to join US?

Division: Legal, Regulatory and Governance
Work Status: Full-Time
Location: Toronto - a combination of weekly onsite and remote/work from home.

About the Role:
As a key member of Corus Entertainment’s Legal, Regulatory and Governance department you will lead Corus’ workplace investigation function including statutory and common law interpretation and advice, investigating complex workplace investigations, drafting and reviewing agreements, termination and disability matters, and performance management. You will also provide discrete employment law advice on investigation outcomes as well as contractual and policy matters. You will be joining a talented and collegial team that works closely with business partners in Legal, People (HR), and Corus’ diverse businesses such as News, Sales and Programming. The role will be based in Toronto, ON (a combination of weekly onsite and remote/work from home) and will report to the Vice-President and Associate General Counsel, Corporate.

You will contribute by:
  • Investigate complex and confidential workplace investigations in areas including human rights, workplace harassment and violence.
  • Manage external workplace investigators and act as a liaison, as necessary.
  • Maintain and update investigation, conduct and other related policies and processes.
  • Perform and manage intake of investigation files, case management and post investigative tasks.
  • Keep abreast of, and updated policies and procedures to reflect, changes in law or best practices relating to conduct, employment and investigations for federally-regulated workplaces.
  • Provide communication and training on applicable policies and processes.
  • Providing recommendations in investigation reports in accordance with established legal practices, policies and the collective agreement.
  • Advise and counsel clients on legal issues stemming from the relationship between Corus and its employees and independent contractors.
  • Draft and review agreements, contracts, company policies and training materials.
  • Advise on discrete legal questions from fellow lawyers and members of the People team.
  • Manage files up to pleadings and thereafter manage external counsel.
Skills and experience you will bring:
  • A minimum of three (3) years of related work experience in private practice or a mix of private practice and in-house experience, preferably with federally regulated matters.
  • Lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Working knowledge of federal and provincial (particularly Ontario) employment laws.
  • Experience investigating and writing reports that are clear, concise, complete, and provides analysis of the evidence considered in reaching conclusions.
  • Demonstrated awareness, understanding and experience identifying and addressing discrimination and harassment, including racism, systemic and intersectional forms of discrimination.
  • You are an innovator, always looking to develop and improve your approach and that of the team, in line with legislative changes and industry best practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment yet independently on assigned files.
Key Skills and Behaviours:
  • Remain respectful and empathetic and show discretion when confronted with difficult and uncomfortable situations.
  • Excellent writing and analysis skills.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, in a self-directed matter.
  • Able to handle confidential information in a mature and professional manner.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and respond effectively to changing priorities and demands.
  • Develop trust and rapport and influence partners and business leaders.
  • Exemplifies Corus’ values; fosters an inclusive working environment.
  • Excellent project management, prioritization and planning skills.
Application Deadline: May 30th, 2024

Every day, we work hard to become an even more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that supports the well-being of our people and makes a positive difference in our communities. Want to learn more? Have a look at our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan and Sustainability Report for more information on our approach to People, Planet and Responsibility.
We want our workforce to reflect the full diversity of communities across Canada.
We are committed to providing an accessible experience for candidates of all abilities. Please let your recruiter or the hiring manager know if you require any adjustments throughout the recruitment process or email us in confidence at
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  • No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.