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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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Protecting whistleblowers in the public service

If public servants witness a wrongdoing in the public service, they have options. Gabe Hoogers examines how the law aims to protect whistleblowers.

April 21, 2021
Gabriel Hoogers

“Climate change is real”: Supreme Court upholds Greenhouse Gas Pollution Protection Act

We outline the basis of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Protection Act.

March 25, 2021
Simon Archer Daniel Sheppard Melanie Anderson

Webinar: What unions need to know about criminal law

In this webinar, Vanora, Adriel and Dan looked at what unions need to know so they can assist members who are or may be facing criminal proceedings.

March 24, 2021
Daniel Sheppard Vanora Simpson Adriel Weaver Kelly Doctor

Employment status is the only fair future for gig workers

Uber has announced that it will lobby Canadian governments to exempt its drivers from employment protections. Steven Barrett and Josh Mandryk tell us why that’s bad for gig workers and what systemic legal reforms are needed to properly protect them.

March 17, 2021
Steven Barrett Joshua Mandryk

Female nursing home employees win pay equity fight

Once an employer has achieved pay equity, it must periodically revisit its compensation practices to make sure that new wage gaps do not emerge. A recent Court of Appeal decision confirms that maintenance for pay equity plans achieved using a proxy comparison requires ongoing reference to male comparators.

March 16, 2021
Willow Petersen Simran Prihar

Wrongful dismissal 101: What are your rights under Ontario’s ESA?

If you are a non-unionized employee in Ontario, what are your rights if you are dismissed? This post is a Wrongful Dismissal 101 for employees covered by the Ontario Employment Standards Act.

March 3, 2021