Employment Lawyer Toronto
Soni Law Firm is a boutique firm of Toronto labour and employment lawyers providing expert counsel for employees, employers, and trade unions for all their workplace issues. Our years of experience and proven track record inside and outside the courtroom allows us to help employees and employers understand how to reach their desired outcomes, minimize costs, avoid possible litigation delays, and ensure their rights and entitlements are not infringed upon by anyone.
Our employment lawyers provide legal representation for non-unionized employees and employers at all stages of the employer-employee relationship, including dealing with employment contracts, wrongful termination, severance packages negotiations, human rights complaints, Employment Insurance appeals, workplace investigations, disability claims and litigation before any court or tribunal in Ontario.
Our labour lawyers have a unique perspective because we have represented unionized employees, employers, and trade unions, including representing all three sides at the Ontario Labour Relations Board. In fact, our labour lawyers have represented a union against another union!
The expertise and credibility of our lawyers is widely recognized both at the federal and provincial levels. We are a team of top-rated employment lawyers in Toronto.
- Human Rights
- Disability Insurance Claims and Appeals
- Employment Insurance Claims and Appeals
- Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Clauses
- Termination and Severance Package Review
- Constructive Dismissal
- Wrongful Dismissal
- Labour Law
- Contract Employees
- Workplace Discrimination
- Ontario Labour Relations Board
- Unions and Labour Law
- Employment Litigation
- Small Business and Start-Up Law
The protection of human rights is critical to a person’s dignity, feelings, and self-worth. That is why the courts and tribunals across the country have been awarding record-breaking awards increasingly for their violation.
A human rights violation in the workplace can result in bullying, harassment, and even violence. Similarly, it is possible for a workplace policy to fall foul of human rights laws even if the original intended purpose was not do so.
Depending on the type of industry that you work in, your human rights issue may be litigated before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, or the Superior Court of Justice. Soni Law Firm’s human rights lawyers understand the uniqueness, strengths, and weaknesses of each of these litigation forums.
When it comes to employees, you need to know whether your employer is legally obligated to accommodate your unique human rights needs and how you can receive those workplace accommodations.
Similarly, if you are an employer, you need to understand when and how far your duty to accommodate your employee extends.
Soni Law Firm helps employees and employers understand the unique protections and obligations that they have when it comes to complying with human rights laws.
Disability Insurance Claims and Appeals
Has your short term disability, long term disability, or Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) been denied? Soni Law Firm helps clients with their claims and winning their appeals. Our employment lawyers work with you to gather medical records and other evidence to fight to win your disability insurance claim.
Speak to our disability insurance lawyers about your disability insurance claim application, insurance company denials, and any relating issues such as length of leave entitlement, expected workplace accommodations upon return, and benefits coverage.
Employment Insurance Claims and Appeals
When you are let go from your job, you may be entitled to Employment Insurance benefits. In theory, you should receive EI benefits if you have worked for a certain number of hours and you have paid into the Employment Insurance program. However, sometimes getting these benefits can be tricky even though you should have qualified to receive them because of your termination.
Some of the more complex employment insurance cases involve situations where your employer does not send your Record of Employment (“ROE”) to Service Canada; you allege constructive dismissal while your employer claims you quit; or your employer wrongfully reports a with-cause termination on your ROE in the Reason Code or Comments section.
Speak with one of our employment lawyers in Toronto to better understand if you qualify for Employment Insurance benefits and how you can fight to receive your EI benefits if they have been denied.
Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Clauses
Your employment contracts or independent contractor agreements may use a non-compete and/or non-solicitation clause. Contrary to what you might think, parties cannot agree to just any terms for these clauses. In reality, non-compete and non-solicitation clauses are limited by specific parameters.
It is important to understand the legality and enforceability of these clauses because a violation can result in a swift injunction motion and substantial financial costs for non-compliance.
Soni Law Firm’s employment lawyers can help you to fully understand how to interpret and apply non-compete and non-solicitation clauses.
Termination and Severance Package Review
Have you been laid off, fired, or terminated from your job? You may have known that you are entitled to compensation but do you know how much? Soni Law Firm’s employment lawyers in Toronto will work with you to understand the complete picture of how you were terminated, determine if you are entitled to the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) minimum or the much more generous common law notice entitlement. In some cases, the difference could be a few weeks (ESA) versus over two years (common law) of pay.
Before you sign any termination or severance package, speak with Soni Law Firm to know your rights and entitlements.
If you feel you have been demoted or have had your terms of employment changed unilaterally, speak to one of Soni Law Firm’s Toronto employment lawyers immediately to learn your rights.
Signals of constructive dismissals may include a reduction in compensation or benefits, changes in working shifts, change in work location, increased job duties, reduced job duties, or even subjecting you to workplace bullying, harassment, or abuse.
When it comes to constructive dismissals, employees need to act as quickly as possible or face the possibility that their non-action amounts to accepting the job change.
Our Toronto employment lawyers help you to make sure you get your full legal compensation entitlements from your wrongful termination.
Soni Law Firm’s labour and employment lawyers in Toronto help clients in cases involving termination without cause, without adequate notice, and when the employer improperly alleges cause/wrongdoing. We help clients ensure notice periods are commensurate with their legal entitlements and consistent with a series of factors including tenure, age, availability of comparable jobs and any enforceable employment contract provisions.
Soni Law Firm represents unionized employees, unionized employers, and unions themselves. Unionized workplaces are unique because they are governed by a collective bargaining agreement which outlines the roles and responsibilities of all parties. Our labour and employment lawyers in Toronto regularly litigate before the Ontario Labour Relations Board and Canada Industrial Labour Relations Board.
An independent contractor or a fixed-term employee has many of the same rights as ‘regular’ employees in a similar position. A Toronto employment lawyer can help you plan employment policies and understand the rights and entitlements of contract employees.
Discrimination in the workplace can arise as abuse, bullying, harassment, and inequality in working conditions for the same work. Speak to our Toronto employment lawyers to understand what recourse you, as an employer or an employee, have for situations of alleged workplace discrimination.
Ontario Labour Relations Board
The Ontario Labour Relations Board is a specialized tribunal with its own unique rules and procedures distinct from the court. Effective representation before the Ontario Labour Relations Board is essential! Call to speak with an employment lawyer in Toronto to best understand how you can navigate your case before the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
Unions and Labour Law
Are you an employee whose union failed to advance their grievance or represent them effectively? Are you an employer who has been served with an Application by the Union to certify your workforce? Are you a union looking to organize a group of employees? Soni Law Firm has represented all three sides: employees, employers, and unions. So, our labour lawyers based in Toronto build your case by studying all sides, analyzing all arguments, and putting forward the best possible case to get you the results you deserve.
Soni Law Firm represents employers and employees in workplace litigation in any employment or labour related dispute. We are a full-service employment law firm, representing you in lawsuits, mediation and at trial. Our Toronto employment lawyers offer sound advice based on seasoned experience, decisive strategies, and compassionate advocacy for plaintiffs and defendants.
Small Business and Start-Up Law
Our Toronto employment lawyers help add value for small businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurs by establishing cost-effective and prudent employment policies and contracts. We help you with hiring employees, engaging independent contractors, acquiring new employees from business acquisitions, to the termination of employees and any negations or litigation which may arise from those terminations.
Soni Law Firm is a boutique litigation firm focused on labour law and employment law. In today’s world, the law changes faster than ever before and a general understanding may not be enough. You need a trusted employment and labour lawyer to handle your issues. Our dedication to these practice areas allows us to be leaders among our peers and respected by the opposing side.
Soni Law Firm has a proven track record of representing employees, employers, and unions before the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Labour Relations Board, Canada Industrial Relations Board, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, and Ministry of Labour.
Our Toronto employment lawyers have litigated cases across the province of Ontario. We work with our clients like partners to understand their goals, build a legal strategy, and use all legal tools available to achieve those goals in a cost-efficient and timely manner.
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Toronto Employment Lawyer & Labour Lawyer
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You can rely on Soni Law Firm, one of the top-rated labour and employment lawyer teams in Toronto, for our legal advice on various workplace disputes, including wrongful and constructive dismissals, workplace bullying and harassment lawsuits, contracts and covenants negotiations, human rights violations and employment restrictions.
Soni Law Firm works on the philosophy of building a strong case from day one to gain desired results for our clients.
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