Daphne Fedoruk acts as Senior Legal Counsel for the Canadian Human Rights Commission, where she is responsible for legal advice and support to the Pay Equity Division of the Commission. Daphne also represents the public interest on behalf of the Commission in human rights litigation. Daphne regularly plays an active role in settlement negotiations and mediations of emotional and contentious disputes.
Prior to joining the Commission in 2018, Daphne was a lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, practising in all areas of employment, labour law and human rights law. She frequently provided strategic advice to federally-regulated employers on complex workforce issues. She represented employers before Courts and administrative tribunals, including in pay equity cases. Daphne has particular expertise in disability and mental health accommodation and a passion for creating healthy, inclusive, and respectful workplaces.