Unionized Employees

Unionized employees are represented by a trade union and are generally unable to sue their employers in court. Instead, unionized employees must follow the guidelines set out in the Collective Agreement, which is a written agreement addressing the employment relationship between the employer, union, and employees.

According to the Ontario Labour Relations Act, unions have a legal duty to fairly represent their employees. Unions must ensure that the interests of all unionized employees are served in a manner that is not arbitrary, discriminatory or in bad faith.

Union and Filing a Grievance

If the union has failed to properly investigate, process, or arbitrate a grievance, a unionized employee may file a Duty of Fair Representation complaint with the Labour Relations Board where a Board Tribunal has the authority to order a number of remedies.

If you are a unionized employee and believe that your right to fair representation has been violated, you should meet with a Labour Law lawyer at Whitten & Lublin, who can review your case against the union and assist you in the preparation and filing of your complaint.

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Consult with a nationally-recognized lawyer with an exceptional experience at Whitten & Lublin Employment & Labour Lawyers. To book a consultation please contact us online or by phone at (647) 946-1276 today! We look forward to assisting you in your unionized employee case. 

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