Lawyer | Notary Public | Worker
Runako Gregg is a lawyer at Franklin Law. He has spent his entire legal career working almost exclusively in the areas of human rights, employment and labour law. He is also a workplace investigator who specializes in discrimination and harassment issues, with an emphasis on anti-racism matters. Runako articled at Franklin Law and has returned more than a decade later.
Runako previously served as Legal Counsel with the Ontario Human Rights Legal Support Centre where he represented complainants during mediations and hearings with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Runako was also Counsel and a Senior Policy Analyst with the Ontario Human Rights Commission where he worked to advance the Commission’s interventions at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario as well as other administrative tribunals and courts. He also engaged affected participants towards drafting the Commission’s interim report, entitled A Collective Impact, in its inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination of Black persons in policing.
Prior to his work within Ontario’s human rights system, Runako was a staff lawyer with the African Canadian Legal Clinic where he represented racialized individuals in several prominent matters before various courts and tribunals, and participated in legal drafting, conflict resolution and anti-racism advocacy.
During law school, Runako worked in the Workers’ Rights Division at the Parkdale Community Legal Services. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2011. Runako also holds a Legal Education Certificate from Hugh Wooding Law School, which qualifies him to practice law in the English Speaking Caribbean. He is a member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago.