If your employer has recently changed something significant about your non-union job, you may have been constructively dismissed. But don’t quit just yet. You have some legal options, and familiarizing yourself with them can help inform your response so that even if you can’t get your old job back, you can at least get some […]
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 […]
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, […]
So, you’re considering joining or forming a union. Unionizing is more of an art than a science. This post deals with strategic considerations that are likely relevant across Canada. This is Part 2 in our How to start a union series.
The first in our new series on how to start a union in Ontario. Is it worth considering? Can you find an established union to represent you, or do you create your own?
Justice of the Peace Julie Lauzon sits regularly in the main Ottawa bail court – where the liberty of people who are accused, but presumed innocent until proven guilty, is decided on a daily basis. In a recent National Post opinion piece, Justice Lauzon calls out the bail system, writing that Ottawa’s bail court, and others like it, “have devolved into dysfunctional and punitive bodies, devoid of the rule of law”. These are serious claims, but they could not be more welcome or timely.
Avant Law offers a unique Union Consulting service that approaches legal questions through the lens of years of experience as union advocates and activists. In this post, Miriam describes what brought her to law school and the limited role she sees for lawyers in the labour movement.
I was recently welcomed by the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre, Employment Services division, to give an employment law primer to staff. Besides having a good laugh together, I was asked a number of great questions. Here are the answers.