Lisa Corrente is a partner in the Litigation Department at Torkin Manes LLP. As part of the firm’s Health Law Group, she advises and represents healthcare facilities and health professionals. Lisa provides assistance to long-term care homes, retirement homes, group homes, treatment foster homes and other residential care facilities and their staff members. Lisa advises and represents these clients with respect to ministry inspections and compliance matters; licensing issues; Directors’ reviews and appeals; responding to complaints, including professional complaints and discipline proceedings; civil litigation; dealing with CAS verification decisions; tenancy disputes; privacy and requests for access to information; and the resolution of issues concerning residents and their family members.
Lisa also provides advice and representation to various employers on matters such as wrongful dismissal litigation; human rights proceedings; employment standards complaints; preparation of contracts and policies and procedures; negotiating severance packages; compliance with accessibility standards under the AODA; pay equity; privacy and surveillance issues; conducting workplace investigations (e.g. policy violations and employee misconduct, resident abuse and neglect, discrimination and harassment, failure to accommodate and reprisals); and the resolution of workplace disputes.
Lisa has appeared before several courts and tribunals including the Licence Appeal Tribunal; the Health Services Appeal and Review Board; the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board; the Human Rights Tribunal; the Landlord and Tenant Board; the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal; discipline committees of regulatory colleges; the Superior Court of Justice; the Divisional Court; and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. In 2018, Lisa acted as counsel to a long-term care operator at the public inquiry into the murders committed by a former registered nurse. Lisa is currently assisting long-term care homes and other congregate living settings with matters relating to COVID-19, including with respect to the Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission.
Lisa is a member of the Canadian Association of Workplace Investigators. She is the past chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s health law section and the Canadian Bar Association’s national health law section. She is also a recipient of the Ontario Bar Association’s Susan Hillary Davidson Memorial Award for Excellence in Health Law. Lisa has been recognized for her work in health law by both Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal. As well, Lisa remains actively involved in Pro Bono Ontario’s legal clinic at Sick Kids Hospital through which she provides free legal services to the families of children at Sick Kids, an initiative which she helped establish in 2009.