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…

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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.

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.

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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.

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December 6, 2016, Comments Off on Ontario Court Upholds Termination of Employee Who Refused to Consent to Background Check After being Hired

In Covenoho v. Pendylum Inc., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice determined that Pendylum Inc. was entitled to terminate Covenoho without cause.

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October 4, 2016, Comments Off on McNotice of 20 Months for Constructive Dismissal

In Brake v. PJ-M2R Restaurant Inc., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that a 62 year old Store Manager with approximately 13 years of service was entitled to 20 months’ notice.

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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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