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Appeal Win - 10-Month Notice Period Upheld by the Court of Appeal For Short Service 47-Year-Old Director

What’s the Difference between Employment and Labour Law?

In Toronto, where business thrives and industries flourish, the legal landscape governing the relationship between employers and employees comprises a complex web of laws. Successfully navigating the landscape of employment and labour laws is crucial for many professionals, from human resources experts to legal practitioners. These laws ensure that workplaces uphold legal standards, making it […]

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Does an Employer Have to Tell You Why You Were Fired in Canada?

Employers in Canada are not required to state the reasons when firing employees. Is that the end of the story? No. The law grants them the right to terminate staff without warning or explanation as long as terminated employees are appropriately compensated.  Generally, termination falls within two categories: termination without cause and termination for cause. […]

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Telus Reducing Its Workforce By 6,000 Jobs

Telus Reducing Its Workforce By 6,000 Jobs

The cuts include 4,000 positions at its primary Telus business and 2,000 at Telus International, offering early retirement and voluntary departure packages. The decision is influenced by changing regulatory, competitive, and macroeconomic factors.  The company has recently undergone layoffs as part of cost-cutting efforts. In August 2023, approximately 6,000 jobs were eliminated to enhance competitiveness. […]

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Remote Work

At the height of the pandemic, many employers switched to remote work to comply with public health guidelines. As the world restructures to a new normal, the workforce is continuously contemplating whether to bring employees back into the office. Consequently, employees are left with the question of whether they have a right to continue to […]

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Can You Be Fired without Warning in Canada

Employers are generally not legally required to provide warnings before terminating employees without cause. They can terminate employees without warning if they provide the appropriate notice or severance pay. Termination of employment without providing notice of dismissal, an inadequate amount of notice or payment in lieu of notice is considered a wrongful termination.   Termination […]

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Wrongful Dismissal

What Qualifies as Wrongful Termination in Canada?

Employment termination in Canada is regulated at the federal level by the Canada Labour Code (CLC) and in Ontario by the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). A company’s failure to comply with these laws can result in an employee’s wrongful termination and a possible lawsuit. In this article, we’ll highlight some instances that qualify as […]

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Former Edmonton construction employees allege company disregarded sexual misconduct in ‘poisoned’ workplace

Five women have filed a lawsuit against Coventry Homes, a prominent Edmonton home construction company, seeking a total of $6.2 million in damages. The women allege that the company partner, Robin Nasserdeen, engaged in sexual misconduct, creating a toxic work environment where employees faced harassment and workplace safety concerns were ignored. The claims accuse Coventry […]

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Fiercely championing employee rights

Bram Lecker, Principal at Lecker & Associates, was drawn to employment law after witnessing his father’s unethical treatment. Lecker’s passion to rectify this injustice is what led him to dedicate his life to advocating for vulnerable employees and becoming one of the most experienced employment lawyers in Toronto. “Your relationship with your employer will be one […]

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What Can an Employment Lawyer Do for Me in Toronto? | Lecker & Associates

What Can an Employment Lawyer Do for Me in Toronto?

Employment lawyers provide legal representation for both employers and employees. They are premium human capital in the field of employment law and can provide expert litigation services to address workplace conflicts like harassment and wrongful terminations. They can also provide legal advice. Here are some other ways employment lawyers can assist you: Creating and Evaluating […]

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