An Update on Small Claims Court

In a recent post, we reviewed the merits of suing an employer in Small Claims Court. The good news is that the monetary cap of Small Claims Court is set to increase from the present level of $25,000 to $35,000 as of January 1, 2020. If you are considering bringing an employment action in Small […]

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Bringing an Employment Claim in Small Claims Court

Court System Generally Ontario’s legal system allows for cases to be started in Superior Court at different levels of complexity depending on the amount claimed by the plaintiff. Superior Court cases allow for a process known as “Simplified Rules” for claims up to $100,000. These cases have limits on the time spent for discovery and […]

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Human Rights Violations – Sue or Use Human Rights Tribunal?

Ontario’s law is unique in that it allows a person who has been terminated due to actions which may be in violation of the Ontario Human Rights Code to sue civilly or file a human rights complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal. (“HRT”) For example, a person fired due to age or gender or if  […]

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Workplace Sexual Harassment

Claims of workplace sexual harassment can allow for very powerful remedies. It is important to understand how such cases may be advanced. In Ontario, there are two human rights tribunals which may have jurisdiction, one being provincial and the second federal. Most businesses are subject to Ontario law. Federal law, which has important differences on […]

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