Toronto Employment Lawyers


Employment law is a branch of law that governs the legal relationship between employers and employees in Toronto. It covers a range of topics including hiring, wages, work hours, job safety, termination and other employee benefits. Employment law is designed to ensure that workers have their rights protected and are treated fairly. It also sets out the duties and obligations of both employers and employees. Additionally, employment law specifies when employer or employee may take legal action against each other for breach of contract or negligence. As such, it is important for both employers and employees to familiarize themselves with employment law regulations to maintain positive working relationships.


Key Legislation and Regulations

Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA)

The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) is the primary source of employment law in Ontario. It establishes minimum standards for things like hours of work, overtime pay, vacation time and general holiday pay, termination notice and severance pay. The ESA also provides guidelines for hiring employees under the age of 18 or with disabilities. Additionally, it outlines procedures for employers to make deductions from employees’ wages as long as such deductions follow certain specified criteria. Furthermore, the ESA outlines processes for employers to dispute claims by employees that their rights have been violated under the act.


Ontario Human Rights Code

The Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) is a provincial law that declares every person in the province has the right to equal treatment with respect to employment, goods, services and facilities. It prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on their age, race, sex, religion or any other form of prohibited ground such as disability. Additionally, it sets out the steps employers must take when developing and implementing employment policies and practices to ensure they do not violate the OHRC. The OHRC also gives individuals the right to file a complaint if they feel their rights under this code have been violated.


Wrongful Dismissal Act, 1982 (WDA)

The Wrongful Dismissal Act, 1982 (WDA) is a provincial law that establishes important procedures and rights for workers who believe they have been wrongfully dismissed. It outlines what a “just cause” termination looks like and provides employees with the right to damages in some cases if they were wrongfully dismissed without notice. Under this act, employers are legally obligated to provide an employee with reasonable notice, or pay in lieu of such notice, when terminating them without just cause. Furthermore, the WDA sets out guidelines on how employers should respond to complaints alleging wrongful dismissal; these include conducting investigations into the matter and cooperating with any investigation launched by the employee.


Practice Areas

Wrongful Dismissal

Wrongful dismissal is a legal term that refers to when an employee is terminated without reasonable notice or cause. In this case, the employer has not followed their legal obligations under the Wrongful Dismissal Act, 1982 (WDA). Wrongfully dismissed employees are entitled to damages, compensation for lost wages and benefits, as well as other non-financial remedies. Employers may also face civil liability if they dismiss an employee in violation of the terms set out in the WDA. It is important for employers to understand their responsibilities and obligations under the WDA and take steps to avoid wrongful dismissals.


Discrimination Representation

When you have been wrongfully treated because of your race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or other protected classes, you may be entitled to legal representation. Discrimination lawyers are experienced in representing the rights and interests of individuals who have faced discrimination in their workplace. Our legal team can help guide you through the complaint process and secure the best possible outcome for your case. We will fight hard to protect your rights and make sure that justice is served. With our help, we can put an end to any discriminatory practices and help you obtain a fair resolution.


Workplace Harassment Representation

Workplace harassment is considered a form of discrimination, and victims of workplace harassment may be entitled to legal representation. A qualified lawyer can help protect your rights and make sure that justice is served. Our experienced lawyers are well-versed in the laws pertaining to workplace harassment and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation and damages you deserve. We are committed to providing the best possible service and will fight for your interests throughout the litigation process. With our help, we can put an end to any unlawful practices and help you obtain a fair resolution.


Human Rights Complaints

If you have been the victim of a human rights violation or have witnessed one, you may be entitled to legal representation. Our team of experienced human rights lawyers is well-versed in the laws that protect individuals from discrimination and other forms of abuse. We will fight hard to ensure your rights are protected and that justice is served. We can help guide you through the complaint process and secure the best possible outcome for your case. With our help, we can put an end to any violations of human rights and help obtain a fair resolution.


Employment Contract Negotiations & Review Services

At our firm, we provide comprehensive legal services to employers and employees when it comes to employment contracts. Whether you are negotiating a new contract or reviewing an existing one, our experienced lawyers can provide legal advice and assistance with every step of the way. We will negotiate on your behalf and make sure that the terms in the agreement are fair, accurate, and enforceable. With our help, you can be assured of obtaining the best possible outcome from any employment contract negotiations or review process.


Our Experience and Qualifications

Our team of lawyers is experienced in a wide variety of practice areas, including human rights law and employment contract negotiation and review. We have extensive experience working with employers, employees, and government agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients. All of our lawyers are licensed to practice in their respective countries and have years of experience in the legal field. Each of our lawyers has advanced knowledge in legal procedures and can provide expert advice on any matter related to employment contracts or human rights law.


Why Choose Us?

Our Approach to Representation and Client Satisfaction

At our firm, we prioritize client satisfaction above all else. We aim to provide every client with the personalized attention they deserve and tailor our approach to each individual’s needs. Our consultations are always open-ended, allowing clients to fully explore their legal options and make an informed decision on how to proceed. We strive to build strong relationships with our clients by offering representation that is both efficient and cost-effective. When necessary, we proactively seek out alternatives to litigation in order to save time, money, and stress for our clients.

Contact Us Today For A Consultation!

Employment can mean a lot more than simply a way to keep the bills paid and a roof over your head. Our jobs can give us a sense of purpose and can form a potentially very large piece of our identity. Losing one’s job is rarely a happy occasion, but this event can be especially harmful if it was done unfairly or based on discriminatory attitudes or practices. It’s important to be aware of your rights and options. On the other side of things, it can be tricky to navigate these situations as an employer and to protect your business, such issues must be addressed with care and precision. Tailor Law’s Toronto employment lawyers can appraise your situation and guide you through the steps to a fair resolution. Call 905-366-0202 today to book your free 30-minute consultation with an employment lawyer who will advocate for you.

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