Human Rights by Civil Action

The Basic Rule Ontario law allows for two methods of presenting a human rights complaint. The first is to present the case before the Human Rights Tribunal and the second is to sue for the human rights remedy in civil court. To take this latter step, there must be a “companion” claim then commenced as […]

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Settlement Agreements

Should you and other parties involved in a civil case come to a mutually agreeable settlement, you will be required to sign certain documents to prove the settlement. Below, we will review the different documents likely to be involved, and what you should know about each one. Minutes of Settlement The most obvious of these […]

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Understanding Simplified Procedure

In a recent post, we reviewed the advantages of bringing an employment case in Small Claims Court. Small claims now are not so small, as the monetary ceiling will be raised to $35,000 as of January 1, 2020. Simplified Rules There is yet another monetary division within the Superior Court rules. There is a classification […]

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Family Caregiver Leave: What You Need to Know

Ontario law, by statute, protects workers who are required to take time off work for personal family emergencies. Many workers have such responsibilities outside of their working duties and Ontario law offers protections to them. Who is Protected? Employees are allowed an unpaid leave up to 8 weeks total in a calendar year to provide […]

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