Hussain v. Suzuki Canada Ltd- Employment Law In this video, Alexandra Tratnik a Toronto employment lawyer talks about the Hussain v. Suzuki Canada Ltd. , a wrongful dismissal case for Toronto human resources professionals. This video focuses on the 24 month Reasonable Notice Cap It’s about knowing the laws you’re going to fire any employees. […]


This blog is written by our summer student, Ira Marcovitch. The tort of intentional infliction of mental distress has always been difficult to prove and, in a decision recently released, the Ontario Superior Court refused to find the existence of the tort in yet another factual scenario. In Raposo v. Dasilva, the plaintiff was suing […]


This blog is written by our law summer student, Michelle Farb An employer’s failing to accommodate an employee’s childcare needs constitutes “family status” discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. Fiona Johnstone, along with her husband, were both employed by the Canada Border Services Agency as border services officers at Toronto’s Pearson Airport since 1998. […]


Part 1 – Use in Canada A trade-mark application can be filed in Canada on a number of different bases, which include: Use in Canada Proposed use in Canada Made known in Canada The mark being subject to a registration or application for registration in another country When filing on the bases of “use” or […]


Question: If a friend lives with me for many years, could s/he claim that s/he is my common law spouse and, as a result, be entitled to half my property? Answer: There are two questions that need to be answered in order to properly respond: What is a common law spouse? If I have a […]


The simplest answer to the question, “When do I need a Non-Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”)?” is: “Before you disclose any confidential information to a third party”. NDA’s are typically used when one party intends to disclose proprietary information that may have commercial value and is not yet in the public domain to another party; such as […]


The following is a hypothetical example taken from the next edition of the DSF Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, due out in January 2012: Before meeting Molly, Desmond had a “one night stand” with Michelle and fathered a daughter. Desmond pays table child support to Michelle. At the time of the one […]


There are various paths you can take that do not involve going to court: 1. I recommend retaining a lawyer who practices exclusively in the area of family law. This lawyer will be more proficient with the provincial and federal family laws to negotiate a separation agreement for you in a manner that is both […]


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