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Defending Your Right To Freedom From Retaliation And Reprisals

If you are an employee, various laws set out your rights in an employment relationship. Your employer has a legal obligation to respect those rights. Those laws would serve no purpose if your employer could punish you for asserting — or even simply inquiring about — your rights.

If you believe you are a victim of such injustice, De Bousquet can examine the facts and determine if you have a case against your employer.

Has Your Employer Trampled Your Rights?

As an employee, you are protected in several areas, including:

  • Standard entitlements such as minimum wage, overtime and vacation
  • Freedom from workplace harassment
  • Freedom from discrimination and human rights violations
  • Workplace safety
  • Other rights guaranteed under employment legislation

Your employer may have violated anti-reprisal laws if it punishes you for:

  • Trying to exercise your employee rights
  • Inquiring about your rights
  • Retaining a lawyer to enforce your rights
  • Filing a complaint under the Employment Standards Act, 2000

Employers may engage in reprisals and retaliation through various actions such as:

  • Threatening you with termination
  • Issuing you a warning
  • Terminating your employment
  • Harassing or discriminating against you

We Identify Rights Violations And Hold Employers Accountable

Our lawyers have fought for the rights of hundreds of employees throughout Mississauga and Etobicoke. We know the law and can help you accurately assess the strength of your case.

During an initial consultation, we will:

  • Inform you of the rights you are entitled to under employment and labour legislation
  • Determine if your employer's actions constitute retaliation or a reprisal against you
  • Explain your options and the risks and benefits of each
  • Create a tailored strategy aimed at gaining you compensation for dismissal, reinstatement of your employment or another positive outcome

Legal Action magazine named our founding lawyer, Jean-Alexandre De Bousquet, a leader in human rights in Ontario.

Find Out If You Have A Case

Our lawyers are ready to assess your case. Call us today for a consultation at 416-616-5628 or reach us by email. We are here for you during extended business hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.