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Our employment lawyers protect you from 'overwhelming' workplace issues

We understand the importance of people’s employment and the impact it has on their dignity and livelihood. That’s why our team of experienced lawyers strive to determine the best course of action for each and every situation. We are driven by results and compelled by our desire to advocate resolutely on our clients’ behalf.

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De Bousquet PC’s proactive approach and expert knowledge has successfully helped thousands of individuals and businesses across Ontario resolve their workplace issues. Have absolute confidence will we do the same for you. Talk to an experienced employment lawyer in Toronto and the GTA.


Issues in the workplace can be overwhelming, and employment law even more so. That’s where we come in.

Our team of legal experts are proud of our ability to translate complex workplace issues into coherent and practical solutions, all the while maintaining a comfortable environment conducive to our clients’ interests. Don’t let the process stop you from realizing your rights and entitlements. Let us help.

There are a lot of common misconceptions with employment law, let us help you clarify some. For example:


A wrongful dismissal does not mean that an employee was dismissed for trivial or illegitimate reasons. In fact, in Ontario, an employer can dismiss an employee for any number of reasons. Most of the time, this is known as a termination without cause.

When an employee is terminated without cause, they are entitled to reasonable notice of termination, also known as “pay in lieu of notice”, or more commonly referred to as a severance package.

If an employee does not receive adequate reasonable notice of termination, they are deemed to be wrongfully dismissed, which can give rise to a wrongful dismissal claim.


In Ontario, employers do not have an automatic right to lay off their employees. In most cases, when an employee is laid off, they may treat their employment as having been terminated and may pursue a wrongful dismissal claim.


The Ontario Employment Standards Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act prescribe rights to protect employees in an employment relationship. At the same time, the employer is duty bound to respect those rights. A reprisal occurs when an employer punishes an employee for asserting – or even for simply inquiring – about those rights. When an employer violates anti-reprisal laws, they may be ordered to pay financial compensation to the victim.


We aim for a successful resolution in the least disruptive way in all our areas of practice. De Bousquet PC covers a wide range of legal services, serving Toronto and the GTA. No matter what your issue is, rest assured that our team of lawyers will always maintain the high professional standard and client satisfaction that we’ve come to enjoy.


There is a plethora is workplace issues that can arise. If you have any issues in the workplace, speak to one of our employment lawyers if you:

  • Are being physically, mentally or sexually harassed at work
  • Have been denied pay, pay has been withheld or unilaterally reduced
  • Are facing harassment in the form of warnings, deductions and disciplinary hearings
  • Are unfairly not being allowed to take leave
  • Have been forced to quit your job (constructive dismissal)
  • Are not being given responsibilities and promotions others around you are getting
  • Have not been given a reasonable notice period before termination (wrongful dismissal)
  • Were not paid termination pay and severance (wrongful dismissal)
  • Are facing discrimination for your age, gender, religion, race or for any other reason
  • Are being hounded for non-solicitation and non-compete clauses

If you have a question or concern relating to your workplace rights, give us a call. Speak to a professional at De Bousquet PC. We are available 9 a.m to 9 p.m to better suit your needs. Call (416)-616-5628

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Jean Alexandre De Bousquet and his team of experts at De Bousquet PC have been practicing employment law and litigation in Toronto and GTA-wide for several years. De Bousquet PC’s goal is to ensure that clients receive actionable legal advice, driven by results and sustained by sound legal arguments.

About Us


Each and every lawyer at De Bousquet PC has a genuine interest in the betterment of our clients’ lives. To us, our clients are more than a file number. We are transparent, easy to reach and engage our clients every step of the way. We break down the legal landscape and provide sound advice in order to achieve the best possible results for our clients.