Morgan Rowe

Associate Lawyer, Ravenlaw

Morgan Rowe is a lawyer working in the areas of employment, labour and human rights, with a focus on disability rights law.


Miscarriage is a disability, Ontario Human Rights Tribunal says

CBC, April 4, 2016Online


A recent interim decision by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, that says one woman's miscarriage is a disability, could signal a significant shift in disability law in Ontario.

Exploring Disability Identity and Disability Rights through Narratives: Finding a Voice of Their Own
by Ravi Malhotra, Morgan Rowe

Building on David M. Engel and Frank W. Munger’s work analyzing the narratives of people with physical and learning disabilities, this book examines the life stories of twelve physically disabled Canadian adults through the prism of the social model of disablement. Using a grounded theory approach and with extensive reporting of the thoughts of the participants in their own words, the book uses narratives to explore whether an advocacy identity helps or hinders dealings with systemic barriers for disabled people in education, employment, and transportation. The book underscores how both physical and attitudinal barriers by educators, employers and service providers complicate the lives of disabled people. The book places a particular focus on the importance of political economy and the changes to the labour market for understanding the marginalization and oppression of people with disabilities. By melding socio-legal approaches with insights from feminist, critical race, and queer legal theory, Ravi Malhotra and Morgan Rowe ask if we need to reconsider the social model of disablement, and proposes avenues for inclusive legal reform.

Justice Gonthier and Disability Rights: The Case of Nova Scotia (Worker's Compensation Board) v. Martin
by Ravi Malthotra & Morgan Rowe
LexisNexis Canada

Chapter in Responsibility, Fraternity and Sustainability in Law


Morgan Rowe is an associate lawyer at Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck where she practices labour and employment law and human rights law. She has represented employees and unions before the Social Security Tribunal, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, and before labour boards and arbitrators across Canada. She works with community groups advocating on behalf of individuals with disabilities and injured workers and is a co-author of Exploring Disability Identity and Disability Rights through Narratives.


  • Law
  • Labour
  • Human Rights
  • Employment
  • Disability


  • University of Ottawa / Université d'Ottawa
    Doctor of Law (J.D.), 2011
  • Carleton University
    Bachelor of Journalism (B.Jour.), Journalism and Law, 2008