Human Rights and Discrimination

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Working towards respect and equality in the workplace Everyone has a right to be treated equally and with respect in the workplace. Nelligan O’Brien Payne’s Employment Law Group knows that human rights issues are usually complex and require sensitivity to resolve. Our experienced employment lawyers advise employees and employers on human rights issues, including discrimination,… Read more »

Occupational Health and Safety

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Every employee deserves a safe and healthy workplace. Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety is in place to help protect employees’ health and safety on the job. Under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, employers are responsible to protect the health and safety of workers, ensure equipment is maintained in good condition, and to provide information,… Read more »

Employment Contracts

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Employment Contracts Employment contracts set out the relationship between employers and employees. We can review job offers and contracts to ensure they satisfy legal standards and meet business needs.

Human Rights, Harassment and Discrimination

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Human Rights, Harassment and Discrimination Our lawyers assist employers with human rights and workplace harassment issues. We advise on including accommodation, conducting workplace investigations, and responding to complaints.

Notice of Termination and Severance

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Notice of Termination and Severance If you are an employer who is faced with dismissing an employee or a group of employees, we can help you navigate the termination process and determine notice and severance entitlements.

Senior-level And Executive Terminations

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Being terminated is difficult for employees at every level, but it can be especially complicated for employees in Executive positions given level of compensation, and various forms of remuneration like stock options, shares, and bonuses. It can also be more difficult for Executives and senior level employees to find equivalent positions quickly when searching for… Read more »

Accommodation

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All employers have the duty to accommodate, meaning equal access to employment. The duty to accommodate can relate to a variety of contexts, in employment it is most commonly arises where an employee suffers a disability and is no longer able to perform the work they were doing in the same way. Examples of employer… Read more »

Pregnancy and Parental Leave

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Welcoming a new addition to the family is an exciting and emotional time. Additionally, the notion of taking a significant amount of time off work can be stressful. It is important to know your rights and entitlements leading up to parental leave, during leave, and when you return to work. New parents are entitled can… Read more »

Constructive Dismissal

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Helping employees who have been dismissed from work If you are an employee who has been dismissed or fired from your job, Nelligan O’Brien Payne’s experienced employment lawyers are here to help. We can provide advice and guidance on the different types of dismissal, including wrongful, unjust and constructive dismissals, to ensure that you are… Read more »

Wrongful and Unjust Dismissal

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Helping employees who have been dismissed from work If you are an employee who has been dismissed or fired from your job, Nelligan O’Brien Payne’s experienced employment lawyers are here to help. We can provide advice and guidance on the different types of dismissal, including wrongful, unjust and constructive dismissals, to ensure that you are… Read more »