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Unsolicited 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 this blog, 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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Can you sue your employer for workplace injuries and illnesses?

Many workers want to sue their employers in court when they become injured or ill at work, but the rules of Ontario’s worker’s compensation scheme mean most won’t get that opportunity. Christine Davies, Gabriel Hoogers, and Simone Truemner-Caron explain why.

June 16, 2021
Christine Davies Gabriel Hoogers

ETFO successfully challenges Ontario’s unprecedented election finance laws

A court has struck down several crucial sections of the Ford government’s election finance laws. Melanie Anderson explains why ETFO and other organizations challenged the law.

June 9, 2021
Melanie Anderson

Arbitrator rules arbitration not suspended by COVID emergency powers

In a recent win for healthcare workers, a labour arbitrator determined that she had jurisdiction to hear a grievance regarding the exclusion of nurse externs from the bargaining unit. A hospital could not rely on a COVID-19 emergency powers regulation to prevent the hearing from going forward.

May 26, 2021
Mark Wright Willow Petersen

Aboriginal law: What is social acceptability and why does it matter?

Social acceptability is vital for the success of development projects. Natai Shelsen examines how proponents must take the concerns expressed by Indigenous peoples seriously and confront them head on.

May 19, 2021
Natai Shelsen

What is judicial review and why should you care about it?

You may not know it, but administrative action has shaped your whole life. Erin Moores tells us more about what it means to contest administrative decisions through the judicial review process

May 12, 2021
Erin Moores

The ABCs of gig work

There are many ways to address the growth in precarious work and the social and economic challenges it brings. By simplifying the legal test for determining an employer-employee relationship, we could make a significant and immediate difference to millions of workers in the gig economy and beyond.

May 4, 2021
Joshua Mandryk Simon Archer Steven Barrett Ethan Poskanzer