International Charity (Not-for-Profit) Organization with Unionized and Non-Unionized employees "Minken Employment Lawyers has assisted Canadian branch with grievances and labour issues, advising us with respect to our Collective Agreement, drafting employment contracts and advising with respect to ensuring the employment contracts will be upheld in Court, advising and strategizing with respect to terminations and exit packages, as well as various policies and practices relating to employee matters both locally and abroad.”
Newmarket Chamber of Commerce “Throughout the seminar, you and your team, thoroughly reviewed and explained the new requirements under Bill 168 and clarified many of the questions that our members had on this new and confusing piece of legislation, including the issue of Assessments on Violence in the Workplace. We thank you again and look forward to future speaking engagements that you are able to provide to our members.”
- Debra Scott, President & CEO, Newmarket Chamber of Commerce
“Mr. Minken, you are an excellent ambassador to your profession.” - L.P.
Law Firm “Minken has produced favourable results for our firm in every case that they have handled for us. Ron's advice in handling various employment matters has resulted in substantial financial savings to our firm. Minken truly goes the "extra mile" in providing superior service.”
Executive Termination Settlement avoiding Litigation “Your efforts and expertise have significantly increased the overall value of the settlement provided to me. Your involvement not only increased the monetary value of the settlement but also served to ensure that several other issues, both monetary and otherwise, were resolved, without dispute, to my satisfaction.” - B.R.
Employment Contract Review - Director of Finances “I would like to thank Mr. Minken for his help in reviewing my employment contract. I found that he was very informative in providing me with his expert knowledge on matters pertaining to my situation and advising me appropriately. I found that he went above and beyond what I expected, and I greatly appreciate his help. I would highly recommend his services to other people and have already done so.” - G.L.
“Ron, I want to thank you for the excellent job that you did as a mediator in our recent case. Your neutral but effective approach assisted with defusing the tension in the litigation and assisted the parties in appraising the case realistically and practically. It is precisely what I want in a mediator - and too seldom experience.” - Howard Levitt, Levitt LLP
Severance Package Review “Sara was amazing! She was so professional and personable. She was great in going through my severance package and explained each point in the most understandable manner. I left having a peace of mind that I had a great package and that she was there to support me if I had any further questions. My highest recommendation…” - C.E.
International Charity (Non-for-Profit) Organization with Unionized and Non-Unionized employees Minken Employment Lawyers has assisted Canadian branch with grievances and labour issues, advising us with respect to our Collective Agreement, drafting employment contracts and advising with respect to ensuring the employment contracts will be upheld in Court, advising and strategizing with respect to terminations and exit packages, as well as various policies and practices relating to employee matters both locally and abroad.”
Courts may award punitive damages when an employer’s behavior towards an employee was “high-handed, malicious and reprehensible”. The purpose of awarding punitive damages is to punish the employer and deter similar future conduct.