Employment Lawyer Ontario
If you are an employee or business owner in Ontario and are looking for a team of experienced employment lawyers to represent you in a legal issue related to Employment Law, look no further than Nadi Law!
Our team of experienced employment lawyers can assist you in navigating through a difficult negotiation and represent you if your matter requires going to litigation in a court of law or administrative tribunal. Therefore, you can feel confident that no matter what the legal issue requires, that our team will effectively maximize your personal interests as an employee, or your business’ interests if you are an employer.
The team at Nadi Law were all educated and trained in Ontario, therefore you can feel confident that whether you are looking for wrongful dismissal in Ontario lawyers, or any type of employment lawyer in Ontario, rest assured that our team has the necessary localized expertise to represent your interests in any Ontario forum. We have experience in all levels of court and tribunals in Ontario including the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Canadian Industrial Relations Board and others!
On many occasions, litigation at trial or a tribunal may not be what you are looking for. Perhaps you wish to have a savvy lawyer negotiate a settlement on your behalf so you can put the legal issue behind you. The lawyers at Nadi Law understand that it is most often in our clients’ interests to have an early settlement of the matter rather than going through a long-drawn-out trial.
That is why we always start off by trying to have reasonable discussions with the other side in good faith in hopes of working out an amicable resolution of the matter. Our office has a significant amount of experience in effectively negotiating beneficial resolutions for our clients. In fact, when it comes to employment legal issues, most of our cases do settle. However, we are also always prepared to go to litigation if it is necessary. Sometimes, even just having a team of lawyers on your side who are ready and willing to litigate, can help foster an early settlement. This is because the other side knows you are serious, you understand the law in Ontario, Canada and cannot be bullied into an unreasonable settlement.
In terms of the types of employment issues our office commonly deals with, the following list provides an example:
- Wrongful Dismissal
- Severance package review and negotiation
- Drafting and review of employment contracts/relationships (including contracts for independent contractors)
- Constructive Dismissal
- Human Rights violations at the workplace
- Occupational Health and Safety Act issues and complaints
- Employment Standards Act issues and complaints
- Canada Labour Code issues and complaints
The above list simply represents a sample of the issues we regularly deal with. If you are an employee or business owner who needs any type of legal advice on an employment related issue, feel free to contact our office and speak with one of our experienced employment lawyers in Ontario to see if we can help.
We have two offices conveniently located in Whitby and Newmarket, Ontario. However, we serve clients all across the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding regions and also offer consultations through Zoom or any other video conferencing software, so no matter where your location is within the province, feel free to contact or office to discuss your matter.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, an employer does not have to pay severance or notice to an employee if that termination is for cause. Reasons for a termination with cause can include gross misconduct, theft or fraud, workplace harassment, etc.
The employment of a unionized employee in Ontario is largely governed by the collective bargaining agreement. Therefore, most issues will with your employer will need to be taken up with your union so that they can file a grievance under the collective agreement. However, you may be able to file an independent claim with respect to certain issues such as human rights complaints.
It varies depending on a variety of factors. Each case is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please call and speak to one of our expert wrong dismissal lawyers in Ontario to determine how much you could be entitled to.
An employer needs to be careful before termination an employee for cause. The courts in Ontario have repeatedly held that the threshold for a termination with cause to be high. Many employers have attempted to fire an employee for cause prematurely, and ultimately have had to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages as a result. If you are considering the termination of an employee, please consult with an experienced employment attorney so that you are aware of the risks and choose the best course of action for your company.