Our employment lawyers advise and represent non-unionized individuals in a broad range of employment law matters, including:
- Reviewing, preparing and negotiating employment contracts
- Addressing questions about standard or optional clauses in employment contracts – e.g. bonus clauses, restrictive covenants (non-compete and non-solicitation clauses), and stock option agreements
- Advising individuals about workplace harassment and human rights issues
- Providing strategic advice to employees concerning workplace restructuring or other changes in the workplace environment
- Reviewing and negotiating severance agreements upon the termination of employment
- Advising employees about retention bonuses and other change of ownership concerns
- Litigating wrongful dismissal claims, including constructive dismissal claims
- Advising and representing senior non-Canadian executives on relocating to Canada, and their right to stay and work in Canada if their employment is terminated
We also advise our clients in respect to employment standards legislation at both the federal and provincial levels, employment insurance issues, as well as occupational health and safety and workers’ compensation matters.
Our employment lawyers represent employees, professionals and their insurers in negligence claims, contract disputes, defamation claims, professional liability and discipline matters, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, pension disputes and actions for breach of fiduciary obligations. In addition, we have a class action practice, which includes representing employees in leading unpaid overtime class actions and retirees in major pension-related litigation.
We are the sole Canadian member of Lawyers International Network for Employees and Executives (LINEE), a worldwide network of highly-rated specialist law firms launched in 2013 to meet the growing need of international executives and other employees to obtain experienced employment law advice around the world on such issues as employment contracts, compensation and bonuses, restrictive covenants, severance benefits, dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing, and repatriation.
Goldblatt Partners authors the Employment Contracts chapter of O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms.
Our firm was named 2014 Employment Law Firm of the Year in Canada by Corporate INTL and our lawyers have repeatedly been selected by their peers for inclusion in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers as leading practitioners in employment law.
- Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
- Morgan v. Vitran
- Reference re: Employment Insurance Act ss. 22 and 23
- Walter v. Western Hockey League et al.
- Eklund v. Goodlife Fitness Centres Inc.
- Berg v. Canadian Hockey League et al.