Your Work is Our Business

Minken Employment Lawyers is a specialty employment law boutique that provides expert legal services on a full range of workplace issues to employees, employers, law firms, corporate counsel and human resource departments in a variety of industries. Our specialized knowledge of the laws governing employment relationships, experience in dispute resolution and mediation allow us to bring a unique and valuable perspective to the table. Through over 25 years of experience, we have gained a thorough understanding of the underlying motivations, thought patterns, aims and strategies often at play in employment law matters. This expertise is one of the reasons we continue to develop insightful, comprehensive and practical strategies for winning client cases, regardless of which side we represent.

Some of our areas of expertise include providing guidance, advice and representation with respect to the Hiring Process (Employment Contracts, Executive Contracts and Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements); Employment and Workplace Policies; Rights and Obligations of Employees and Employers; Employment Terminations (strategic advice regarding Terminations, Wrongful Dismissal, Constructive Dismissal, Cause Terminations, Temporary Lay-offs, creation and review of Severance Packages and structuring etc.); Human Rights in the Workplace; Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace; Employment Standards and other legislation compliance and more…

Greater Toronto Employment Lawyers

Minken Employment Lawyers

The modern workplace is not as simple as it used to be. Minken Employment Lawyers provides expert legal services on a full range of Canadian workplace issues. We’ve had over 25 years of experience helping employers and employees save costs, prevent litigation and secure rights and entitlements.

Termination for Cause
September 19, 2016, Comments Off on Employee’s Claims of Economic Duress, Misrepresentation Not Enough to Invalidate Signed Release

In Nicastro v. Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc., Ms. Nicastro filed a Human Rights Application alleging discrimination on the basis of age and disability, despite previously signing a Release in exchange for a 12 month termination package.

September 12, 2016, Comments Off on Bill 132 Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment), 2016

The Ontario Government presented its strategy to tackle sexual violence and harassment. Legislation came into force on September 8, 2016 and represents a step forward for that action plan.

Frustrated Employee
September 6, 2016, Comments Off on Why Did I Get Fired?

To Andy’s shock, his boss informs him that his services are no longer needed. He thinks, “How can they do this to me? I’ve done nothing wrong… I’ve been such a good and hard-working employee! This is wrongful dismissal!”

Court Wrongful Dismissal
August 30, 2016, Comments Off on Employee’s Refusal to Accept a New Offer of Employment – Not a Failure to Mitigate

In Fillmore v. Hercules SLR Inc., the Court determined that the employer’s new offer was not a reasonable offer of employment due to the demoted position and reduced earnings.

Signing a Contract

The misuse of confidential work information has the potential to cause damage to both employers and employees. Fiduciary obligations aim to protect the vulnerable party in work relationships involving a high level of trust and confidentiality.

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