High-profile employment lawyer embroiled in nasty workplace dispute

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A nasty legal spat involving claims of fraud, owed money and abusive behaviour is playing out between a high profile employment lawyer and his former bookkeeper. In his statement of claim, Toronto-based lawyer Howard Levitt seeks $25,000 in various damages from Theda Lean for what he alleges was overbilling, fraudulent hours and double-billing during her time working for his new law firm Levitt and Grosman starting last September.

Levitt, who writes a column on employment law for the National Post and appears on Toronto radio station Newstalk 1010, accuses Lean, a former auditor for the Law Society of Upper Canada, of being a “fraudster” involved in “criminal activity” that he says he reported to police and professional authorities.

By: Colin Perkel
Read the full article at The Times Colonist.

All allegations withdrawn by Howard Levitt and Theda Lean on Friday June 3rd.
Read more at Winnipeg Free Press.