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 28 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.

Failure to Accommodate Employee - sad woman
March 20, 2017, No comments

In Strudwick v. Applied Consumer & Clinical Evaluations Inc., egregious conduct by an employer toward a disabled employee resulted in one of the highest amounts ever awarded for breach of the employee’s rights.

Court House Legislation
February 28, 2017, No comments

The Ontario Court of Appeal has clarified the law with respect to the validity of termination clauses in the Wood v. Fred Deeley Imports Ltd. decision.

January 10, 2017, Comments Off on Constructive Dismissal? – What Would a “Reasonable Person” Think?

In Lawrence v. Norwood Industries Inc., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice determined that a working environment that was “far from ideal” was insufficient to constitute constructive dismissal.

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December 23, 2016, Comments Off on When Working Notice Is Not Notice At All

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s recent decision in Thambapillai v. Labrash Security Services Ltd. demonstrates, there are certain elements necessary to validate working notice.

Disablity in the Workplace

Both short and long-term disability are common occurrences in the workplace. How long can such disability last, and at what point may a prolonged disability absence be considered a breach of the employment relationship?

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