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Employment Law

Black Sutherland LLP is trusted by business owners and individual employees to prevent and resolve employment disputes. The firm’s emphasis on providing proactive legal advice is borne out in its advisory services, which include creating workplace policies and strategies to minimize risk of employment disruption. As a Toronto-based litigation firm, Black Sutherland LLP is skilled at the effective conclusion of employment disputes in court and in administrative hearings in Ontario.

Often, employment issues can be resolved fairly and cost-effectively. Black Sutherland LLP’s lawyers are formidable strategists in out-of-court dispute resolution processes. In addition to Ontario courts, the firm’s lawyers appear at administrative hearings before such bodies as the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and the Canada Labour Board.

Conflict Intervention & Prevention

The lawyers practicing employment law at Black Sutherland LLP are experienced with federal and provincial regimes. They offer skilled and effective representation on issues in common law and unionized workplaces, including:

  • Wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal
  • Workplace harassment
  • Human rights disputes
  • Employment contracts
  • Non-solicitation agreements
  • Noncompetition agreements
  • Downsizing strategies
  • Termination offers
  • Employee policies and handbooks
  • Pension and retirement fund matters

When companies and individuals hire the firm, they receive a partner in their employment strategies. While always available for crisis management, Black Sutherland LLP’s lawyers provide on-going “big-picture” advice that is designed to minimize employment conflict. Similarly, when the firm acts on behalf of an individual employee or employee group, it does so with the intent to advance the client’s position in the immediate situation and for the long-term.