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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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Wrongful Dismissal for Federal Employees (Canada Labour Code) – What are my rights?

If you’re a non-unionized employee working in a federal sector job, what are your rights if you are dismissed? Here we set out a Wrongful Dismissal 101 for employees covered by the Canada Labour Code.

June 23, 2021

National Indigenous Peoples Day: A Resource List for Lawyers and Union Representatives

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission asked Canadians to learn more about the history and legacy of residential schools and Aboriginal rights in Canada. In this blog post, Kelly Doctor shares a list of resources for lawyers, union reps and others who work with Indigenous people and peoples (or those who don’t, but want to know more).

June 21, 2021
Kelly Doctor

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