Ottawa Human Rights, Labour, Employment & Administrative Law Lawyer
Bijon Roy practices in the areas of employment law, labour law, human rights and discrimination, administrative law and judicial review, Charter litigation, and access to information law. He also manages the firm’s Supreme Court of Canada agency practice.
In representing his clients, Bijon has acted in matters before the Ontario Superior Court, Divisional Court, and Court of Appeal, Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. He also has extensive experience before administrative tribunals including the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board and provincial and federal information and privacy commissioners. Bijon has developed particular expertise in conducting research under access to information legislation, and regularly incorporates these skills into his litigation practice and other advocacy work.
Bijon earned his law degree at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (J.D., 2004), and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from McMaster University (B.A. & Sc. (Hons.) 1999) and the University of Toronto (M.A., 2000). While at law school, Bijon published articles in the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review and Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, and served on the editorial board of the Journal of Law and Equality.
Prior to joining Champ & Associates, Bijon articled and practiced with a prominent union-side labour firm in Ottawa for seven years, where he acted on behalf of public and private sector unions and employees, with an emphasis on the federal public service.
A record collector and aficionado of esoteric music, Bijon is also actively involved in community radio through CKCU, where he hosts a bi-weekly music programme and served for several years as Chair of CKCU’s Board of Directors.