Employment Law Toronto
Employment law in Toronto includes legal matters such as employee terminations, employee contracts and labour law to mention a few. Layoffs and terminations can be a potential minefield for many employers. Timely advice from our employment lawyers can help you to manage the process, help you to avoid many of the pitfalls that await the unwary, and minimize both the financial and emotional cost of staff reductions.
Understanding Contracts and Knowing the Law
Most employment litigation is based on the legal concept that there is a contract between the employer and the employee, even though very often its terms are not spelled out. Concepts such as “severance package”, “wrongful dismissal” and “constructive dismissal” all derive from the contractual nature of the employment relationship. These relationships are two-way, however, and departing employees also have continuing obligations to their former employers.
Your Human Resources Legal Resource
Beyond terminations, we can help you with all of your Human Resource questions such as: overtime, vacations and leave, the disabled employee, discrimination and human rights, retirement, pensions, Workplace Safety, or workplace testing. We can also help you develop a set of legal documents for you to use in your business such as: employment contracts, policy handbooks and other agreements.
We can help you navigate the Employment Standards Act, the Canada Labour Code, and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Obligations of employees to an employer such as: duty of confidentiality, fiduciary duty, duty of good faith, non-competition, and non-solicitation, are complicated and can result in significant losses to the company if not enforced properly. We can help you understand these obligations.
We Know Both Sides
Since we also act for employees, we have the benefit of seeing both sides and we can anticipate the arguments which will be put forward by opposing counsel in relation to employment law in Toronto and the GTA.
Below are links to our employment law videos.
Employment Law Temporary Layoffs What is Employee Fraud? Disability in the Workplace Bullying, Harassment & Human Rights in the Workplace