Brittany A. Taylor

Partner, Rudner Law

Brittany was attracted to employment law because of the people-focused nature of the practice. She enjoys getting to know her clients and learning their stories. Every case is unique, and often deeply personal. At the same time, the stories and situations are inherently relatable, as work forms a hugely significant part of our day to day lives. This area of the law is also constantly evolving, which makes her job even more engaging and challenging.

Since being called to the Ontario Bar in 2013, Brittany’s practice has been dedicated to assisting both employers and employees to manage their workplaces. Her approach to workplace issues is one that is pro-active and preventative. She takes great satisfaction in assisting employees and employers to identify and deal with potential issues before they have an opportunity to evolve into serious headaches for both parties. She also takes great pride in acting as a vigorous advocate on behalf of her clients, whether at the bargaining table or beyond to the trial stage.

Brittany’s educational background was not one that she chose with a career in law in mind. Following her passion for reading and writing, Brittany pursued a double major in English and Classical Studies at the University of Western Ontario for her undergraduate degree. She discovered an interest in law when she was hired as a legal assistant for an in-house corporate law department following graduation. Through her experience, she was able to see first-hand how pursuing a legal career would allow her to utilize the drafting and critical thinking skills she had developed through her undergraduate degree. After a few years in the workforce, Brittany returned to Western to obtain her Juris Doctor, graduating with distinction in 2012.

 

Brittany had the opportunity to summer, article and spend her first few years of practice at a leading Toronto law firm, where she was exposed to a broad range of practice areas before becoming focused in the area of employment law. Being able to gain this hands-on experience in different practice areas has been enormously helpful in understanding and anticipating the needs and concerns of her clients beyond the scope of employment related issues.

 

Since leaving law school behind, she has been able to continue to explore her love of writing in her practice, both in her work for clients and in the publications and presentations she has produced. This is particularly true since starting to work with Stuart Rudner in August of 2015, where she has had the opportunity to contribute regular blog posts to his firm’s blog and to be published in notable publications, including Canadian HR reporter. Brittany has also been invited to speak at a number of conferences and panels, including events hosted by the Canadian Marketing Association, the Women’s Law Association of Ontario and the HRPA.

 

In addition to writing, Brittany has a passion for digital art and comics. She has been drawing since she was just barely ten years old, and enjoys continuing to learn and develop her skills through various courses, youtube tutorials, and lots of practice. She is a regular attendee at comic and anime conventions, and has been known to dress up in costume while in attendance. Lastly, Brittany is an avid practitioner of yoga and a dedicated dog mom to her two shih tzu mixes, Rocket and Theta.

In the summers, Brittany can often be found at her family cottage in Muskoka. Her winters are usually spent wrapped up in a blanket on the couch with a good book.