The Law of Employment

The law surrounding your rights and obligations in the employment context is found in many different statutes including the Employment Standards Act, the  Canada Labour Code, the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Canadian Human Rights Code, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, among others.  In addition, there is a […] Read more »

Severance Packages

With our assistance, most of our clients are able to resolve matters without resorting to the courts.  With each party represented by counsel (normally) and with proper analysis of the common law and statutory factors governing notice and severance pay, we will represent your interests to ensure a fair and […] Read more »

Employment Contracts

If you are starting new employment and have been asked to acknowledge terms and conditions of a proposed contract, one of the most important things to look out for is the provision concerning your rights on termination. Most employers will try to limit your entitlements in a way that can […] Read more »

Human Rights Tribunals

The Ontario Human Rights Code, and its federal counterpart the Canadian Human Rights Code, sets out enumerated grounds that are protected from any sort of discriminatory treatment. These include: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. If you have […] Read more »

Ministry of Labour

The Employment Standards Act of Ontario, and its federal counterpart the Canada Labour Code, are the starting points for addressing your rights in the workplace. Whether you are working excessive overtime or being denied reinstatement after a medical leave, you may have the right to file a complaint with the […] Read more »

Litigation

Occasionally, despite best efforts, disputes cannot be resolved by negotiation or out of court settlement.  When this happens, resort to the Superior Courts or Tribunals may be necessary. Without legal representation, you are at a significant disadvantage.  We have the years of experience and knowledge to effectively and vigorously represent […] Read more »

Mediation/Arbitration

As an alternative to litigation, some clients opt for Alternative Dispute Resolution in the form of mediation and/or arbitration. Mediation is conducted via a privately retained third party (mediator) whose role is to assist the parties to negotiate a resolution.  If negotiation is not successful and the parties agree, the […] Read more »