Regardless of which side of the courtroom you’re on, most parties agree that civil litigation is not fun. It can be stressful and downright scary to file a lawsuit or be forced to defend one. Mr. Gary Bennett and his law firm have been helping their clients achieve the best outcomes in civil litigation for many years. If you’re facing a situation that may turn into a legal battle, Mr. Bennett offers you these tips to navigate the process: Remain calm: Legal battles, even professional legal battles, often feel very personal. It can cause emotional reactions and the desire to … Continue reading
Corporations or businesses that are negotiating a collective agreement often have many questions, concerns, and fears. Some may believe that a union will separate the company management from its employees. Others worry about losing control of their business and the culture that has been carefully developed over time. Mr. Gary Bennett, an experienced labour lawyer in Mississauga has been helping businesses navigate their relationships with unions for many years. Mr. Bennett provides a vast array of labour and employment law services to both unionized employers and unions which offers him a unique perspective on both sides. While it’s hard to … Continue reading
Understanding your rights and responsibilities as an employee or employer is often confusing and overwhelming. That’s why many people turn to expert lawyers for advice. Mr. Gary Bennett has been helping clients in Mississauga understand and navigate legal and regulatory requirements for many years. His legal expertise and experience are relied on by businesses and employees. Often people don’t understand when or why they need an employment lawyer. Most people mistakenly believe that if they do the right thing, their employment career will automatically turn out well. This is not the case. Success is intentional. It must be planned and … Continue reading
Question: Do I have just cause to fire an employee if my employee refuses to be vaccinated in violation of my vaccination policy?
Employers have an obligation to keep their workplaces safe. This obligation is found in the Occupational Health & Safety Act. For this reason, many employers have implemented mandatory vaccination policies. The Ontario government has also created policies requiring some employees to be vaccinated as a term and condition of their continued employment. These vaccination policies threaten to terminate the employment of any employee who refuses to be vaccinated but is this legal? Just cause is a very high threshold for any employer to meet. The Ontario Courts have consistently concluded that just cause is a form of capital punishment in employment … Continue reading
Skilled litigators of Mississauga law firm handle cases of sexual assault and harassment on policewomen
Since #MeToo was first established in 2006, its effects have rippled through society, not limiting itself to high-profile cases in the entertainment industry. In Canada, the movement has inspired courageous women from all walks of life, such as students, businesswomen, and even policewomen, to report sexual assault and harassment and hold those who have hurt them accountable for their crimes. As one of many examples, Ottawa’s Rape Crisis Centre has reported a 100% spike in demand for its violence support services in the past year. Our labour law community in Mississauga, alongside Human Resources professionals, have also generally noted marked … Continue reading
Labour laws are designed to help manage and regulate the relationship between employers and unions. When conflicts between these two organizations arise, seeking legal advice from an experienced labour lawyer like Gary A. Bennett at GAB Law Firm in Mississauga, ON can make the difference between an expedited resolution that is amenable to both parties and a costly, time-consuming battle in arbitration or Labour Board proceedings. Labour law guidance Gary A. Bennett specializes in labour and employment law matters, helping employers and unions which gives him a well-rounded perspective and unique insights into how to resolve matters quickly and effectively. … Continue reading
Get a legal consultation from Mississauga law firm specializing in employment, labour, and civil litigation.
When you are in the midst of a disagreement that has potential legal ramifications, finding a professional legal service you can trust to serve your best interests while remaining cost-effective is vital. At GAB Law Firm, you can get a legal consultation from Gary A. Bennett, who is known and respected throughout the Mississauga, ON area for his expertise in labour, employment, and civil litigation law. Labour law Gary Bennett offers a breadth of labour law expertise that is uncommon in the field. Rather than representing only unions or employers, he has had the advantage of working with both sides … Continue reading
A healthy workplace benefits both the employee and the business. Employees work best and attain their highest abilities in a safe and protected environment. However, not all workplaces are free from harassment or discrimination and it is important for employees to understand their employment rights and legal protections. Gary Bennett of GAB Law Firm in Mississauga has helped countless employees and businesses who are experiencing discrimination and harassment in the workplace. What is workplace harassment? Workplace harassment can generally be described as improper and unwanted conduct directed to an employee. It can include acts, comments, or other displays that demean, … Continue reading
For many years clients have been turning to Gary Bennett in Mississauga for advice related to labour and employment law. His depth of experience includes working with both businesses and employees and unions to providing perspective and insightful legal advice. Mr. Bennett understands that finding a lawyer you trust can be challenging and offers the following tips and considerations. Why you need an employment lawyer Employment-related issues such as terminations, non-competition agreements, workplace discrimination or harassment, wages and benefits, health and safety, and family and medical leaves often lead to disputes between a business and an employee, or employees. Employment … Continue reading
Bill 148 became law in Ontario in November 2017. It changes several existing statues, including the Employment Standards Act 2000. There are numerous changes. Not all of them will be easy to comply with. Many of them will change the way employers do business. All of them will enhance the protections given to employees. Below is a summary of some of the key changes that we see impacting our Mississauga ON clients. Changes already in effect As of November 27, 2017 Employers cannot require employees to wear high heeled or other elevated footwear unless it is required for safety reasons. … Continue reading