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Employment Lawyers in Toronto and the GTA

When it comes to employment law matters, having experienced lawyers near you can make all the difference. Our conveniently located office in Toronto allows us to serve clients throughout the GTA effectively. We pride ourselves on being accessible and responsive to your needs, ensuring that you receive the legal assistance you require without delay.

Comprehensive Services for Employers and Employees

At our employment law office, we offer a comprehensive range of services that cater to both employers and employees. Having spent thousands of hours in trials litigating wrongful dismissal, workplace harassment, discrimination, and other employment-related cases, we are well-equipped to assist both sides, employees and employers. 

 

Our expertise covers a wide spectrum of issues, including:

  • Severance Pay and Packages: Negotiating fair and equitable severance agreements is our forte. Whether you're an employee seeking the best possible package or an employer looking to ensure compliance, we have you covered. It is always a good idea to have legal advice secured before offering or accepting the Severance package. Mistakes in Employment Law are costly and there is a tendency in the Court's decision to award punitive damages against those employers who attempt to circumvent the requirements of the Employment Standards Act (ESA) or were otherwise unreasonable upon termination. 

  • Termination for Cause:  This type of termination is one of the most challenging and emotion-driven.  On the one side, employers are frustrated with the necessity to bear harm and damages caused by the employee's conduct, but the employee's intentions and state of mind can justify the action that is seen as a "cause". It is important to keep in mind that if a "cause" exists, the law requires employers to use termination as a last resort measure and not an automatic right. In most cases, the Court will take a position that a prior warning is required unless the conduct of the employee makes it impossible to continue the employment. It is also important to understand that in Ontario not every termination for cause disentitled employees from the reasonable notice upon termination or  Severance Pay. ESA states that the employee is not entitled to termination pay only in cases of wilful misconduct, disobedience, or wilful neglect of duty that is not trivial and has not been condoned. Navigating terminations can be challenging. Our skilled lawyers specialize in assessing termination for cause cases, providing guidance to both employers and employees on their rights and legal obligations.

  • Discrimination: Discrimination has no place in the workplace. If you've faced unjust treatment based on race, gender, age, sexual orientation, ancestry, or family status, our employment litigators will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and seek justice on your behalf.

  • Workplace Investigations: Our team is well-versed in conducting thorough and impartial workplace investigations. We handle cases involving harassment, discrimination, and misconduct, helping you maintain a harmonious and compliant work environment. 

  • Employment Policies and Internal Documentation: Crafting and implementing sound and effective employment policies is essential for any organization. Our expert lawyers can guide you in developing policies that align with legal standards. Additionally, we provide comprehensive reviews of settlement packages to ensure they meet your needs.

 

Employment law is a constantly evolving landscape, and staying up-to-date is crucial. As your trusted legal advisors, we are committed to remaining informed about the latest developments in the field. This commitment allows us to provide you with accurate advice and strategic solutions tailored to your specific circumstances.

Employment lawyers Services

Wongful Dismissal lawyers

Wrongful dismissal and Severance package review

Have you been terminated? Check what your real entitlements are regardless of what is written in your employment agreement. In fact, over 80% of employment contracts in Ontario are not enforceable. 

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Human Rights lawyers

Human Rights Protection

Standing Up Against Discrimination:

Discover how our Human Rights Lawyers take a stand against discrimination and other Human Rights violations. Learn about our approach to defending your rights and promoting equality.

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Workplace lawyers

Workplace investigation

Policies review and drafting

If you're an employer, our Experienced Workplace Lawyers will assist you in ensuring compliance with the complex legislation surrounding workplace safety. We have mastered our expertise in drafting simple and effective workplace policies to assist you in making your firm a desired place to work at.  

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