College of Optometrists of Ontario

65 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 900, Toronto, ON M4T 2Y3


OPTOMETRIST Conduct & Employment lawyer

We understand that optometrists are subject to strict regulation and client complaints. We understand the demands placed upon them by regulators, by the public, by insurance companies, and by the competitive environment in which they practice. 

We help optometrists throughout Canada who are facing employment law or regulator misconduct, competence, fitness to practice, administrative, civil negligence or criminal proceedings. We'll give you our considered legal opinion on the likely optimal outcome of your case, negotiate for you with your regulator, and appear as your advocate at any proceedings. You'll have a strong ally to lean on at every stage of the proceedings. 

Optometrists should not try to go up against their regulator alone without legal representation. Professional conduct proceedings unfortunately don't have the same checks and balances that are inherent in the court-based civil and criminal justice system. Inconsistent regulatory policies, unreliable evidence of alleged misconduct, and incoherent sanctions may be the result of uncontrolled proceedings if you don't have an advocate to hold your regulator to account. 

Employment law situations, regardless of whether you are the employer or employee, can also be extremely complex, where what is written as the statutory rules and entitlements is only the tip of the unwritten court-made employment iceberg. Employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, pay and benefits, harassment, and dismissal can all involve complex legal issues where timely advice from a lawyer is required to prevent or reduce workplace conflicts, and secure or defend against entitlement claims. 

Contact us today to discuss the optometrist employment law or professional conduct situation you may be facing.