Melissa Roth Partner

Speaks:  English, Spanish

Year of Call: 2012 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 519-498-4909

Fax: +1 519-576-6030


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Primary office:  Waterloo Region

Melissa Roth

Melissa Roth is a partner in Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region office, practising in the Employment, Labour & Equalities Group.

Melissa regularly advises and represents private and public sector employers on a wide range of issues, including human rights, wrongful dismissals, employment contracts, grievance arbitrations, collective agreement negotiations, policy development, workplace investigations, and occupational health and safety.

Melissa has appeared before administrative tribunals, arbitrators, courts, and mediators. While Melissa`s practice encompasses many areas of labour and employment law, she has extensive experience appearing before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, helping her employer clients deal with claims of discrimination, accommodation and harassment.

Melissa is not only a human resources, labour, and employment lawyer, but also a trusted business advisor. She is always prepared to answer her clients' day-to-day enquiries, as she recognizes the unique challenges of managing employees and maintaining a productive workplace. She can provide advice to her clients in both English and Spanish, which assists her in working effectively with all levels of management in various multi-national corporations.

Melissa also works with numerous employer groups and professional organizations, where she appears as a frequent speaker, providing strategic and proactive human resources advice.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2022

  • 2012

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2011

    • Education
      Western University, JD
  • 2008

    • Education
      Western University, MA, Philosophy
  • 2007

    • Education
      York University, BA (Honours)


  • Human Resources Professional Association, Grand Valley Chapter
  • Waterloo Law Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association