Practice Areas

We practice in these areas :

Go Ahead. Go Avant.

Are you facing any issues at the workplace or with your landlord? From harassment to wrongful dismissal or eviction, any number of issues may arise in your personal or professional dealings for which expert and experienced legal advice and representation are critical. Avant Law PC has the expertise and commitment to provide clients with exceptional legal services and yield excellent results. 

The unequivocal protection of human rights is of fundamental importance in promoting the welfare of individuals and society as a whole. We work with our clients to advocate for their rights at all levels. We are dedicated to your confidentiality and have implemented secure end-to-end encryption to keep your documents and personal information safe.

Professional. Creative. Engaged.

We are a full-service law firm serving Ottawa and Cornwall. Practicing as a lawyer in the areas of employment, harassment, human rights and tenant-landlord, we ensure that Ottawa residents are protected through the law. We provide high-quality service to our clients and community. Through our careful training, dedication and innovation, Avant Law PC forges strong relationships with our clients and provides exceptional legal support. 

Avant Law PC is an Ottawa-based law firm founded on the principle that everyone has a right to fair and just treatment. To that end, Avant Law has implemented a creative and efficient service delivery model that ensures access to justice to the broadest spectrum of people.

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PRACTICE AREAS

Tenants’ Rights

As a renter, you have government-mandated rights to ensure that your tenancy is fair. Eviction, leasing and rental rules must adhere to the regulations stipulated by the Ontario provincial government. We work to ensure that your tenant rights are protected.

Avant Law PC offers advice and representation if you:

  • Are being evicted for any reason (including damage to the unit, interfering or harassing the landlord or another tenant)
  • Have received a Notice of Eviction
  • Are being emotionally, physically or sexually harassed or interfered with by a landlord or tenant
  • Are experiencing discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, disability or other prohibited forms of discrimination according to the Human Rights Code of Ontario
  • Are living in a unit with maintenance problems
  • Are seeking to end a lease
  • Have a hearing before the Landlord and Tenant Board, Small Claims Court or the Divisional Court related to a landlord and tenant matter

 

Workers’ Rights

We are your trusted employment lawyer in Ottawa.

In Canada, some laws govern the workplace and protect employees while they are on the job. Workplace safety, fairness and respect are critical in the Canadian workforce. We protect your workplace rights and freedoms. We’re also the employment lawyer Cornwall residents trust.

 

Our services are dedicated to enforcing a fair world where everyone has access to a fairly paid job with healthy working conditions. Contact us if you:

  • Have been fired, for any reason or no reason at all
  • Have been disciplined
  • Are experiencing discrimination in the workplace based on race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, disability or other prohibited forms of discrimination
  • Have been harassed or sexually harassed
  • Have discovered wrongdoing by your employer and want to blow the whistle
  • Have lost or will lose your government security clearance
  • Want to unionize
  • Want to know your rights as an employee

 

Human Rights

Avant Law PC is your go-to human rights lawyer in Ottawa.

Looking for a harassment lawyer near you? Discriminatory harassment is prohibited by both provincial and federal human rights laws. Human rights protect Canadians from discrimination by employers, landlords, businesses, and service providers. Everyone in Canada has the right to be free from discrimination whether in a restaurant, at work, or at home. We work diligently to ensure that your basic human rights are protected. 

 

Discrimination is unacceptable in any sphere of Canadian society. We are dedicated to ensuring equal rights for everyone. Call us if:

  • You have experienced discrimination because of your race, ethnicity, place of origin, sex, gender, disability or for any other reason
  • You have been sexually harassed
  • You have been denied a job, a promotion or other workplace benefit because of discrimination
  • You have been subjected to discriminatory slurs at work, school, by a business or by a government service
  • You have a disability that requires accommodation by an employer, landlord, school, business or provider

 

Our Lawyer

Daniel Tucker-Simmons

Through years of experience, education and service to communities, Daniel has worked diligently and tirelessly for human rights advocacy. Focused on equity and justice for Canadians, Daniel Tucker-Simmons and the Avant Law team prioritize social justice over personal profit. 

Daniel’s knowledgeable and compassionate lawyering style lends a force of conviction to his advocacy. He is a trusted professional who is committed to serving the legal needs of his clients. In addition, his technical know-how has enabled us to streamline our business practices and enhance the security of our communications, saving you money and protecting your confidentiality.

Contact Daniel at daniel@avantlaw.ca to discuss your legal options.

 

Creativity

Creativity isn’t a quality typically associated with law firms. But we’re going to change that. Whether it’s thinking creatively about how we do business or innovating new ways to deliver services, creativity is a core value of Avant Law PC.

 

Within Reach

We are committed to running a low-overhead and high-efficiency law practice as wrongful dismissal lawyers in Ottawa. We believe in using technology and forming partnerships with other groups and professionals to reduce some of the costs that make hiring a lawyer difficult for many people and small organizations. 

 

Secure

We offer exceptionally secure filing and communications systems to protect your confidentiality. For our highest level of security, use our secure form and ask us about a secure phone line.

 

A Law Firm Dedicated To You

 

Human Rights Lawyer in Ottawa

Human equity and fairness are core values of Avant Law PC. That’s why we are dedicated to advancing human rights in Ottawa and in Canada. Through years of tedious training, committed practice, and a deep-seated dedication to the rights of our clients, we advocate for you. Whether you are looking for a workplace harassment lawyer in Ottawa or a human rights lawyer we will be there for you. Contact us today!

 

Contact Us Today 

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403-331 Cooper St.

Ottawa, ON K2P 0G5 

TEL: 613.702.7979

FAX: 613.792.7970

EMAIL: office@avantlaw.ca

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OUR LAWYER

Daniel Tucker-Simmons
Daniel Tucker-Simmons

Daniel’s driven and compassionate lawyering style lends force of conviction to his advocacy. His technical know-how has enabled us to streamline our business practices and enhance the security of our communications, saving you money and protecting your confidentiality.

daniel@avantlaw.ca

HOW WE WORK

Here is what sets us apart.

Creativity Creativity

Creativity isn’t a quality typically associated with law firms. But we’re going change that. Whether it’s thinking creatively about how we do business or innovating new ways to deliver services, creativity is a core value of Avant Law.

Within Reach Within Reach

We are committed to running a low-overhead and high-efficiency law practice. We believe in using technology and forming partnerships with other groups and professionals, to reduce some of the costs that make hiring a lawyer difficult for many people and small organizations. Lawyers Standard Rate Fee Schedule

Secure Secure

We offer exceptionally secure filing and communications systems, to protect your confidentiality. For our highest level of security, use our secure form and ask us about a secure phone line.

Avant Blog

Compare your workplace With and Without a Union

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

Reprinted with permission from Unifor Local2003E. The reasons to Organize a Labour Union in your workplace become obvious when you view them beside your rights without a Union. The chart below shows the glaring differences of your rights in Ontario. Most people are shocked to learn that they don’t actually have any rights without a […]

Avant Law, LLP seeks Social Justice Lawyers to Join our Ottawa Firm

Avant Law, LLP seeks Social Justice Lawyers to Join our Ottawa Firm

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in News, Recruitment

We are seeking progressive and access-to-justice lawyers to join our social justice Firm in Ottawa, Ontario. If you have a new or established practice, or are seriously ready to start your own practice in one of our practice areas, we would like to hear from you. We practice in Human Rights, Employee-side Employment Law, Union-side […]

What Is Sexual Harassment in Ontario Law, and What Can Be Done about It?

This article is part of a three-part series on sexual harassment in Ontario law. The series is intended to be used as a resource about the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in Ontario. For legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances, contact us. Part 1: #metoo? Defining sexual harassment at work In Ontario, […]