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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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Religious Freedom & Interventions in Constitutional Litigation

Adriel Weaver shares her experience and insights on interventions in constitutional litigation on Episode 5 of the Asper Centre’s podcast, Charter: A Course.

January 5, 2022
Adriel Weaver

Remedial certification: Three extraordinary unfair labour practice wins for the Goldblatt Partners construction group

Kailun Chen explains common unfair tactics used by employers in the construction industry and tells us about three big remedial certification wins in unfair labour practice complaints.

December 8, 2021
Kailun Chen

How unions navigate discrimination and harassment complaints between members

It can be extremely difficult for unions to navigate situations where a member files a harassment or
discrimination complaint against another member. Chris Donovan and Gabe Hoogers explore a union’s
responsibilities and the duty of fair representation in those circumstances.

November 24, 2021
Chris Donovan Gabriel Hoogers

What are my rights to bonus and other compensation after termination?

In a much-anticipated decision, the Supreme Court considered an employee’s entitlement to
bonuses after termination where the payments would have been earned in the next months had the
employee not been dismissed.

November 17, 2021
Kirsten Mercer

When do labour arbitrators have exclusive jurisdiction over human rights matters?

Do grievance arbitrators in Ontario now have exclusive jurisdiction over alleged human rights violations?
In light of the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent Horrocks decision, it is not entirely clear. Jean-Michel
Corbeil and Erin Sobat look further into this question.

November 10, 2021
Jean-Michel Corbeil

Post-judgment individual issues decision offers guidance for class proceedings

Successful individual issues litigation is crucial to achieving the access to justice goals of the Class Proceedings Act, 1992. Jody Brown and Josh Mandryk take us through the proposed procedure for determining individual issues after common issues are established.

November 3, 2021
Jody Brown Joshua Mandryk