Josh Mandryk became a lawyer to fight for workplace justice. He uses the law as a tool to help trade unions and workers strengthen their bargaining power and improve workplace standards.
Josh prides himself in being an organizer’s lawyer. He understands the demanding nature of organizing work, and always aims to work as hard as the organizers he’s assisting. When organizers need strategic advice or guidance on the law of organizing, Josh is only a call away.
If an employer fires a union supporter or threatens workers during an organizing campaign, Josh will take all steps available to make things right. And when it’s time to file an application for certification, whenever that may be, Josh is always ready – seriously, he even once filed an application for certification on Christmas Eve.
A firm believer that politics matter, and aware that hard fought gains can be taken away with the stroke of a politician’s pen, Josh also helps unions and workers’ organizations advocate for laws and policies that protect workplaces standards and advance workers’ rights.
In his class actions practice, Josh helps groups of non-unionized workers join together to enforce their rights at work. Whether it’s employee misclassification, wage theft or unpaid overtime, Josh helps workers use class actions to fight for what they deserve.
Josh is also engaged in the broader struggle for workers’ rights in his roles as the Ontario Director of the Canadian Intern Association and a Community Advisor for the Urban Worker Project. He summered and articled at the firm before his call to the Bar in 2015.
When he’s not fighting the bosses, Josh is shaking off the ring rust at a Toronto boxing gym. He is a past winner of the Brampton Cup, the Arnie Boehm Tournament and the Ray McGibbons Gloves. He might even get back in the ring again – just don’t tell his mother yet.