Pnina Alon-Shenker

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Associate Professor Cross-appointed with Lincoln Alexander School of Law Founding Academic Director, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) Law and Business Clinic Ted Rogers School of Management Ted Rogers School of Business Management Toronto, Ontario pnina.alon@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 557813

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Pnina Alon-Shenker is an associate professor in the Lincoln Alexander School of Law and the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) in the Department of Law & Business, and she is the founding academic director of the university's Law & Business Clinic. She served as a law clerk to the Honourable ...

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Pnina Alon-Shenker is an associate professor in the Lincoln Alexander School of Law and the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) in the Department of Law & Business, and she is the founding academic director of the university's Law & Business Clinic. She served as a law clerk to the Honourable Justice Dalia Dorner of the Supreme Court of Israel in 2002-2003 and was called to the Israeli Bar in 2003. She earned her LL.B. from Haifa University, LL.M. from the Hebrew University and University of Toronto, and S.J.D from University of Toronto. She joined the university as a sessional instructor in 2009 and as an assistant professor in 2010.

Alon-Shenker’s research interests centre on labour and employment law with an emphasis on workplace discrimination and diversity, the aging workforce, and forms of employee representation and voice. Her research advances an innovative critique of contemporary legal analyses of age discrimination in the workplace and develops a new paradigm, founded in legal and philosophical theories of equality, which better articulates the wrongs associated with age discrimination in the workplace. This research also has significant practical implications for topical legal challenges faced by the aging workforce such as the duty to accommodate senior workers, mandatory retirement and cost-based defence claims. Her recent research projects expand to issues of diversity at work, intergenerational equity, and age & intersectionality.

Alon-Shenker received the Dean’s Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Award in 2014 for her scholarly achievements. In 2016, she received the Provost's Experiential Teaching Award in recognition of her work to develop and lead the university's Law & Business Clinic. Alon-Shenker was the Co-Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations and is a member of the Labour Law Casebook Group co-editing the Labour and Employment Law: Cases, Material, and Commentary (Irwin Law).


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