Michelle Flaherty

Bilingual labour and employment mediation, arbitration, and independent investigation services


Michelle’s qualifications and professional background include:

  • Adjudicator at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario since 2008 (Vice Chair 2008-2012, Part-time Member since 2012)
  • Professor at the University of Ottawa (since 2012) teaching Labour Law, Human Rights, Administrative Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Former lawyer for both unions and management
  • Former law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Fluently bilingual
  • Experience conducting hundreds of mediations and hearings in English and French

For more information about Michelle’s teaching and the courses she is currently giving, visit http://commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/people/flaherty-michelle


Michelle Flaherty


Labour Arbitration

Michelle was appointed by the Minister of Labour to the approved list of grievance arbitrators in Ontario in December 2014.

Mediation Services

Michelle is an experienced mediator, specializing in labour, employment and human rights matters. 

Independent Investigation

She has conducted a number of independent investigations in the public and private sector.

Training and Facilitation

Michelle is regularly invited to speak at conferences concerning labour, employment, human rights and administrative law issues.  She also provides mediation and adjudication training to adjudicators.


Michelle’s decisions as an adjudicator with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario are available here

Michelle’s arbitral decisions are available here


Michelle’s Publications are available here


Circles mark dates on which Michelle is available, based on the last update of the calendar

To reserve a date or to request a fee schedule, please email michelleflaherty@mac.com or assistantmfarb@gmail.com or telephone 613.552.9271

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