bakerlaw is a recognized leader in disability and human rights law.

We have developed extensive experience representing non-profit organizations, employees, patients, students and parents from a wide range of social, economic and ethnic backgrounds. Whether you need assistance with a human rights law, employment law, education law or sexual harassment matter, we can help! With lawyers based in Toronto, Ottawa and London, we offer a broad range of litigation services. We advocate for our clients inside and outside the courtroom including in hearings, mediations, negotiations, and through government relations and research work.

During COVID-19, the courts continue to deal with legal matters including urgent ones. We are well equipped to address employment, disability accommodation, education and long-term care issues whether COVID related or not. We have recently represented a client at the Human Rights Tribunal to secure greater access to her family caregiver so that she could have her psychosocial needs met. Shortly after our client passed away, the Provincial policies regarding long-term care home residents’ access to their caregivers were expanded. If you or someone you know requires assistance with a legal matter, get in touch to see if we can help.

Recent Articles

A Note of Thanks and Farewell to our Managing Partner
  • August 3, 2021

Bakerlaw is saddened to announce the departure of our Managing Partner, Kim Srivastava. Kim first began her journey with bakerlaw as an articling student. She quickly worked her way to a senior associate position within the firm. Last year, Kim…

Manitoba Court of Appeal affirms that there is no duty for an employer to investigate before terminating an employee
  • July 21, 2021

A recent Manitoba Court of Appeals case, McCallum v Saputo Dairy Products GP (link) reaffirmed that there is no duty on an employer to investigate before terminating an employee. The appellant, Patrick McCallum, was a sales representative for the respondent,…

Ontario Superior Court Unclear on IDEL Interpretation
  • July 20, 2021

The Ontario Superior Court has released its third decision involving whether or not Ontario’s Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Regulation (“IDEL”) under the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) removes an employee’s right to sue for constructive dismissal at common law. A summary…

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