Unionized Workers & Employment Rights

Employees form unions to bargain collectively for various financial benefits and other rights. One right given to unionized workers is the right to protest or “grieve” employment conflicts that may arise in the workplace. The overall terms of employment are found in a contract called a “collective agreement”.  One right which is given up by […]

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Unjust Dismissal – Canada Labour Code

Federal Judge Reviews Unjust Dismissal Remedy A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada[1] illustrates the tremendous power of the Unjust Dismissal remedy under the Canada Labour Code. Who Qualifies This relief is available only to those persons employed in federally regulated businesses. The most well-known of such companies are banks, inter-provincial transportation companies, […]

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Rights of Federally Regulated Employees

Employees who are employed in industries covered by federal law have a unique remedy under the Canada Labour Code. Federal law applies to persons working in businesses such as inter-provincial transportation, television or radio broadcasting, banks, public harbours, and the federal government, to name a few examples. Approximately 11% of Ontario’s work force is governed […]

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