Trouble at work? Engaged in a workplace investigation process and not sure what to do? We can help.
Bakerlaw provides legal support and advice for unionized and non-unionized employees alike. We represent employees with issues involving their entitlement to a variety of benefits including Employment Standards Act (link) entitlements, and pay equity.
Bakerlaw has experience representing employees before, during and after employment. Were you discriminated against in the hiring process? Do you need help securing an accommodation at work for your disability? Were you wrongfully terminated? We’ve seen it all and we can help.
Employees often consult bakerlaw for advice on securing the workplace accommodation(s) they need or when their employer fails to fulfil their duty to accommodate.
If you think you were terminated without cause or because of your age, disability, gender, family status or any other protected ground, contact us (link). Bakerlaw represents clients who have been wrongfully dismissed in settlement negotiations, court actions, and human rights complaints.
Are you experiencing sexual harassment, or harassment, in your workplace because of your age, gender, and/or disability? Are you working in a toxic or poisoned environment? We often represent employees who have experienced harassment with court actions and human rights complaints.
Contact us (link) to learn more about how we can help you with your employment problem.
AB v Joe Singer Shoes Limited
A.B. v. Joe Singer Shoes Limited, 2018 HRTO 107 and Joe Singer Shoes Limited v. A.B., 2019 ONSC 5628 (Div Ct): In this case we secured a landmark monetary award for our client who endured a poisoned work environment, sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace and in housing. The decision was challenged by the Respondent but upheld in its entirety at Divisional Court.
Canadian National Railway v Seeley
Canadian National Railway v. Seeley, 2013 FC 117: In this case we successfully argued on behalf of our client that she had experienced family status discrimination because her employer failed to accommodate her childcare responsibilities. This decision was upheld by the Federal Court of Appeal (2014 FCA 111).
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