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Law enforcement is supposed to protect all of us, not a select few; bring concerns to us, counsel you can trust

Law enforcement is supposed to protect all of us

We respect and celebrate the efforts of all police services in Ontario. Policing is a challenging and often thankless job. Officers risk their lives daily to protect citizens, and we are thankful and grateful to them for doing this valuable work.

Like all sectors of society, policing is not perfect. There are areas where policing can be improved. One such area is the protection of human rights among officers within the police service. GAB Law Firm realizes that fundamental human rights may be infringed upon by some officers who took an oath to protect us in policing. Examples are behaviour that is deemed intimidating, hostile, discourteous, harassing, discriminatory, sexist, racist, and even life-threatening. There is recourse. Our lawyer, Gary A. Bennett, has represented police officers across Ontario in human rights cases. Through no fault of their own, these officers have found themselves in the challenging position of a legal dispute with their co-workers or superiors.

We have the experience and extensive labour, employment, and civil law knowledge to advocate on our clients’ behalf. Our goal is to see all of our policing clients begin to piece their lives back together. They can move forward with their lives only when the often scary and challenging circumstances that led to their grievances and claims are behind them.

Gary Bennett has provided me with legal advice and guidance during a very difficult situation I went through. He is experienced, responsive, knowledgable and honest. His calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and my family. We are eternally grateful for his service. I would highly recommend Gary to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair, honest and will keep your best interests at heart.
Gary helped guide me through a very difficult and stressful time. He is a constant professional who is empathetic and committed. He and his staff work tirelessly and they truly care for his clients. I sincerely appreciate all that he has done for me and my case. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any of my family and friends who are in need of a lawyer of such high caliber.
I recently found myself in need of a second opinion from someone who was knowledgeable in legal matters. Gary was gracious enough to review my situation and give me a very honest opinion. I cannot describe how grateful I am that God used Gary to help me navigate that difficult situation. I highly recommend him to everyone who asks. He is professional, direct and actually really funny! God bless you Gary! THANK YOU
My interaction with GAB Law Firm right from the first phone call was inviting and friendly. Gary Bennett is extremely knowledgeable and listened to my situation, the right questions were asked and answered honestly and professionally. I would strongly recommend GAB LAW Firm. Great service.
Mr Gary Bennett it is my compelling duty to thank you and your team for all the great work you have done for me over the years. Please accept this as a 100% recommendation to all future clients. No doubt, you and your team are the best of the best. I vividly remember my legal situation and how your knowledge, experience, and understanding were key factors you used to win the results for me. This is definitely what you were born to do and on behalf of the community I thank you again for your excellent service. Keep up the Good Work.

If any of the following or related circumstances are familiar to you, we encourage you to contact us. Do not let a broken system go unaddressed. Let your voice be heard. Don’t let it be swept under the rug. The below issues, cases, and conditions listed here partly represent the types of clients and situations that we have navigated:

  • Since 2016, many policewomen have come forward with claims of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. They were inspired by a landmark $100 million class-action lawsuit against the RCMP. 
  • Policewomen often have well-documented allegations via text messages, videos, and audio of sustained sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and discrimination based on their sex.
  • Policewomen, including veterans, have further alleged that they were subject to violent behaviour and threats and were bullied by fellow police officers. 
  • Some policewomen allege that senior police officers attempted to bribe them in an effort to get them to withdraw their grievances and complaints of sexual harassment and bullying. 
  • This unhealthy environment and system have had a “chilling” effect. Many policewomen note that they did not press charges or come forward earlier in the hopes that their department would protect them or that they would be left alone by staying silent. 
  • Policewomen have alleged widespread discrimination and hostility based on their gender, skin colour, ethnicity, and other protected characteristics. 
  • Policewomen have been passed over for promotions because they complained about being sexually harassed and bullied.
  • Policewomen have suffered “career suicide” and mistreatment by co-workers and superiors as punishment for complaining about sexual harassment and bullying by fellow male officers.  
  • Reprisals in the form of the male officer who abused a policewoman being promoted to a position of authority over her and her career advancement. 
  • Investigations into sexual harassment in the police service are suddenly dropped, or investigations are launched against the policewoman victim resulting in findings of discreditable conduct and insubordination, despite their having impeccable careers prior to complaining.
  • Policewomen have not received any support from their police services or police associations. 
  • Police associations refuse to pay legal fees for policewomen who file human rights applications. 
  • Police associations refuse to pursue grievances or human rights applications on behalf of their police women members.
  • Police associations protect and pay legal fees for policemen to defend them against sexual assault and sexual harassment applications made by their police women co-workers who are also police association members. 
  • Policewomen who end up on a medical leave of absence due to stress in the workplace after complaining about sexual assault, sexual harassment, or bullying from policemen co-workers. 
  • Suspected policemen offenders have been suspended with pay and have received full support from police services and police associations for criminal acts and sexual violence against fellow policewomen. 

The “blue wall of silence” is alive and well in Ontario and Canada as a whole. You deserve to feel safe at work and within the community that you call home. No one should be allowed to hide behind a badge. 

We have demonstrated our ability to successfully fight for and navigate the system on behalf of clients who may otherwise feel they are facing insurmountable odds. We also handle each case and client relationship with the sensitivity it deserves. To securely and confidentially reach us, call our Mississauga, ON office at (365) 800-2090 or request a consultation with Gary A. Bennett on this website.

Mr. Bennett Gary

GAB Law Firm - Gary A. Bennett

A graduate from the University of London and the University of Western Ontario, Mr. Bennett was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2000. With over 20 years of experience in his field, he founded GAB Law Firm and the House of Law.

Mr. Bennett specializes in the field of Employment Law, Labour Law, and Civil Litigation and frequently presents at symposiums and conferences on related subject matter. He has made submissions and presented matters at the Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa and the Ontario Court of Appeal in Toronto.

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Saad M. "I reached out to Mr. Bennett for career mentoring, to which I received passionate mentor-ship with no self-interest of his own, but rather a commitment and a desire to see young legal-professionals grow. My experience with Mr. Bennett has led me to conclude that he is very knowledgeable and a master of his craft, willing to go above and beyond to assist those in need."
JZW "I met Gary by chance when I just planned to start my own practice. During the year, what Gary offers me is more than a mentor can do, real supports as a friend indeed, precious and knowledgeable legal advices and sharing experience in legal practice. And most importantly, he is a such nice and friendly lawyer and you will never regret to meet him. Highly recommend!"
Sherilshops "Knowledgeable, Professional, Empathetic. If you are looking for an experienced professional that listens to your concerns and has the knowledge and the ability to get results this is the Law Firm that you need. I would highly recommend them."
Chris C. "GAB Law Firm is the benchmark for other employment lawyers. The team is very knowledgeable in their area of expertise and they were empathetic to our situation. Gary was able to help us during a tough time and became our voice against a large company that was trying to intimidate and take advantage of us. I would recommend contacting GAB Law Firm 10 times out of 10!"
Abraham L. "I have had a working relationship with Gary Bennett for over 10 years. During that time he has helped me navigate the pitfalls of employment and staff with sound advice and services. While working with a lawyer can often feel daunting, and the legal system overwhelming, Gary Bennett and his staff at GAB have always taken a very personal approach helping me get through legal challenges that all business owners encounter. Gary and the team at GAB have always come through and I consider them an essential part of my business team."
Vanessa K. "Gary is very knowledgeable and passionate about his work. He is very helpful and extremely professional. Definitely would recommend Gary to anyone in need of his services."