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Legal Advice to Employers & Employees


This Practice Group is made up of experienced lawyers from the independent affiliated law firms that comprise Canadian Litigation Counsel.

Employment Law

Our Employment Law Group is comprised of experienced practitioners across Canada who are available to act for employers or employees on a wide range of legal issues. Our lawyers provide full employment law services, including advice on the drafting of communications and the development of strategies and positions. We also provide representation in legal proceedings, negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, and other forms of dispute resolution.

Our lawyers routinely appear for employees and employers at:

  • Provincial Human Rights Tribunals;
  • Provincial Labour Board;
  • Provincial Courts, including the respective Court of Appeal for each Province

We also provide advice with respect to the Workplace Safety legislation as well as occupational health and safety issues.


Members of the Employment Law Group work with our clients from the inception of employment, during the course of the employment relationship, and upon termination, on various issues that include:

  • hiring practices and procedures;
  • employment contracts;
  • compensation packages;
  • the application of the applicable provincial Human Rights legislation;
  • issues of sexual and verbal harassment during the course of employment;
  • issues of inequity during employment;
  • practical solutions for employees and employers on their rights and obligations under the relevant employment legislation and at common law;
  • constructive dismissal and wrongful dismissal;
  • evaluation and advice on severance packages;
  • assistance in locating skills assessment offices, retraining programs, and placement consultants for out-placement counselling;
  • defamation issues.