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Employment law

What is employment law?

Employment law regulates the relationship between employers and employees. It governs what employers can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do, and employees’ rights at work.

Workplace Legislation

In Ontario, several different government statutes govern the workplace. The most important workplace statutes are the following:

Employment Standards Act

This law provides minimum standards for most employees working in Ontario. It sets out the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in most Ontario workplaces.

Human Rights Code

This law prohibits actions that discriminate against workers based on a protected ground in employment.

Workplace Safety Rights and Duties

This law provides the rights and duties of all parties in the workplace concerning workplace safety.

For Employees

In Ontario, several different government statutes govern the workplace. The most important workplace statutes are:

Know your rights and protections within the workplace

If you are struggling with workplace discrimination, harassment, or being wrongfully terminated, a LawVo employment lawyer can help you through the process and protect your rights.

Get the Money and Benefits You’re entitled to.

Have you been denied benefits? Has your employer wrongfully terminated you or changed your compensation or your role? Did your employer breach the terms of your employment contract?

Resolving disputes with your employer can be very confusing and challenging. Don’t put yourself in a position to be fired and ensure you receive what you are entitled to by working with a LawVo lawyer who understands the law and can guide you through the process.

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For Employers

Legal Help for Hiring and Firing an Employee

Hiring great employees is not easy. Regardless of the circumstances, letting people go is even tougher. LawVo lawyers can help you avoid unnecessary legal complications and legal issues that may lead to unnecessary cost and expense.

Common Employment Law Issues

Some common issues that an employer will face or have questions about include:


A LawVo lawyer can help companies operating in Ontario on termination, human rights, contract negotiations and disputes, workplace investigations and workplace policies.

We have experience providing employers with advice, trial advocacy, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, policy planning and strategy.

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