As a best practice, employers should refrain from inquiring a candidate’s citizenship status during the hiring stage. This is because citizenship status is a protected ground of discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Although much training and time can be...read more
One of the most overlooked obligations regarding human rights and accommodation is family status. This is a broad term, which applies to employees and their care obligations for individuals for whom they are responsible. This can include children, elderly parents, or...read more
The process to sue your employer is simpler than you might think it is. Step 1. We draft the "statement of claim" (i.e. the lawsuit) We draft a document called a “statement of claim.” It contains a lot of legalese at the top, along with the names of the parties to the...read more
A wrongful dismissal results when an employer terminates an employee without adequate notice or payment equivalent to earnings that would have been earned during the notice period. ‘Suing’ and employer for wrongful dismissal would mean seeking damages in the amount of...read more
An employer cannot unilaterally change a fundamental term of employment without being at risk of a constructive dismissal claim. As this relates to salary, an employee’s pay is undoubtedly a fundamental term. If pay is reduced or altered significantly, an employee may...read more
Individuals receiving services are protected from discrimination on the basis of illness and/or disability under human rights law. In Ontario, this is covered under the Ontario Human Rights Code. As it relates to drug coverage, a recent case in Nova Scotia highlights...read more
Why Client Choose Us?
- Nationally recognized in 2018 as one of Canada's Top 10 Employment & Labour Law Firms, by Canadian Lawyer Magazine
- Lawyers are recognized as “Leading Practitioners” by Lexpert, which is the largest annual survey of leading lawyers in Canada and an acknowledgment of excellence voted on by peers.
- Far more positive Google reviews and recommendations from past clients than any other Employment and Labour Law Firm in Canada