Donna Walrond is a labour and employment lawyer at Bass Associates Professional Corporation.
Donna holds a Specialized Honours degree in Public Policy and Administration from York University. Donna is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2008.
Prior to joining Bass Associates, Donna worked as an in-house lawyer for large municipal employers in the education and transportation sectors. In these settings, Donna has provided legal advice and representation on complex matters with unions and non-unionized employees.
Donna has also worked as an in-house lawyer specializing in pay equity and interest arbitration for a large union representing broader public sector employees throughout Ontario in the health care sector for a number of years.
Donna is a problem solver and has a passion for assisting parties achieve resolutions to workplace conflicts that are practical and take into consideration the complexities of government regulation and good labour relations.
Donna has appeared in numerous hearings including grievance and interest arbitrations, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal and the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
Donna’s practice covers all aspects of the employment relationship with unionized and non-unionized employees. This includes regularly providing advice on pay equity, discipline, performance management, human rights, harassment and collective agreement interpretation.