Ashley Savinov (Wakeham) is a partner in the St. John’s office of Cox & Palmer. Originally from the Goulds, NL, Ashley began her career at Cox & Palmer as a summer student and was called to the bar of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2014. Since that time, she has built a strong and successful employment and labour practice, diligently representing management-side clients across a variety of industries and sectors.
Ashley’s clients rely on her to handle HR issues and legal matters including wrongful dismissal, human rights law and occupational health and safety. She has represented clients at arbitrations, tribunals, and at all levels of court in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Ashley prides herself on remaining up to date on the evolving areas of employment and labour law and has a particular interest in workplace harassment and investigations. A testament to her skill, dedication, and reputation, Ashley was admitted to the partnership of Cox & Palmer in July 2021.
In addition to managing a successful legal practice, Ashley is the proud mom of two young boys.
- Newfoundland and Labrador (2014)
- University of New Brunswick
- Rubin Thomlinson: Basic Workplace Investigations Techniques – Certificate of Training
- Memorial University of Newfoundland (B.Comm Co-op with Honours, 2006)
- University of New Brunswick (Juris Doctor with Distinction, 2013; Dean’s List 2011-13)
Activities Within Firm
- Chair, Employment and Labour practice group
Community & Volunteer Activities
- Board Member, Crime Stoppers Newfoundland & Labrador
Law Society Memberships
- Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador
- Canadian Bar Association
- Mandatory Masking Human Rights Complaint Rejected
- Temporary Lay-off Period Extended in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Post-Employment Obligations for Fiduciary vs Non-Fiduciary Employees
- Workplace Investigations: Navigating Respectful Workplace Policies
- Employer’s Refusal to Hire Medical Cannabis User Upheld by NL Court
- New Regulations in Newfoundland and Labrador to Address Workplace Harassment & Violence
- #MeToo and Your Corporate Culture
- Post-Incident Alcohol and Drug Testing Addressed by NL Court of Appeal
- Police in NL to Lead Workplace Investigations
- Case Law Update: Evans v Avalon Ford Sales (1996) Limited
- Random Drug and Alcohol Testing OK For Now at the Toronto Transit Commission
- The Beginning of the End of a Different Legal Test for Family Status Discrimination?
- 11 Steps to Minimize Holiday Party Liability
- Dismissal Following Positive Drug Test Excessive form of Discipline, Alberta Arbitration Board Rules
- Use of Social Media for Operational Purposes: Should Employers Hang up the Hashtag?
- Labour Arbitration: When are Damages in Lieu of Reinstatement an Appropriate Remedy?
- Employer’s Denial of Request for Summer Off, a Breach of Human Rights
- Breastfeeding and the Duty to Accommodate: Federal Court of Appeal Confirms No Discrimination
- #familystatus: a Top Trend in 2015 Canadian Employment Law
- The Duty to Mitigate: When is an Employee Required to Accept an Offer to Return to the Same Employer?
- Termination of Consultant Results in Award of 8 Month Notice Period
- One Strike and You’re Out: Employer’s Just Cause Dismissal Upheld
- NL Court Finds Employee’s Resignation Was Involuntary
- 24/7 Operations and Childcare Responsibilities – An Employer’s Obligation
- Derogatory Facebook Post Violation of Human Rights
- First Wrongful Dismissal Decision from Newfoundland and Labrador in Over Four Years