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Unsolicited: The Blog

The legal world can be tough to navigate – even for lawyers! But understanding your rights is the first step towards protecting them. That’s why we’ve launched Unsolicited, Goldblatt Partners LLP’s blog.

On Unsolicited, we’ll break down the basics on the various areas of law that we practice, and provide commentary on important legal issues.

And, because we’re lawyers, we have to add that these blog posts are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. If you want to know more or need advice, feel free to contact us.

If you’re looking for information and blog posts on issues related to COVID-19, you can find them here.

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When is it Appropriate to Determine Questions of Law on a Rule 21 motion?

Considering bringing a Rule 21 motion to determine a question of law? Melissa Sonneman-Samuel reviews the OCA’s most recent decision on the issue.

August 10, 2022

What can union officials do about harassment?

Union officials provide essential services to their members, supporting workers when they have issues with their employers and representing them at difficult times. But there are unfortunately situations where they are subject to harassing behaviour or comments. Ben Piper looks at the mechanisms available to deal with harassment in these situations.

August 3, 2022
Benjamin Piper

Where to Litigate Your Pension Dispute

Do you have a pension problem that requires a solution? In this final installment in the Pension Law Series, Sue Philpott outlines your options for having your pension dispute resolved.

June 22, 2022
Susan Philpott

A primer on Jointly Sponsored Pension Plans

In this fourth installment of our Pension Law Series, David Sworn explains the basics of jointly-sponsored pension plans (JSPPs), where governance is shared by employers and labour groups.

June 1, 2022
David Sworn

Regulating stronger personal harassment protections under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act

Erin Sobat’s new article in the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal examines Ontario’s current workplace harassment laws, and argues that simply requiring employer harassment policies and internal investigations will not stop harassment in workplaces where protection is needed most.

May 18, 2022

Federal budget announces new trade remedies and protections for workers and unions

Mark Rowlinson explains the implications of proposed changes to Canada’s trade remedy system for workers and unions, including giving unions the ability to make complaints and protect their members from unfair trading practices.

May 4, 2022
Mark Rowlinson