When it comes to understanding and enforcing rights in the workplace, workers and their employers have never competed on a level playing field. Today’s employer is more sophisticated than ever and has various tools at its disposal to thwart employees’ attempts to secure justice. Employers not only have more money than most workers but websites focused exclusively on protecting employers’ interests in the workplace have seemingly sprung up over night. These websites provide employers with the ability to share legal information between and forge networks with lawyers and human resources professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.
Employees have limited options in comparison. Many workers are self-represented, work in isolation, and are woefully unprepared for the harsh realities of our legal system. Absent insightful and practical information about their rights, their employers’ obligations and their legal options, many workers proceed in an uninformed manner and become disillusioned when the legal system doesn’t deliver the justice that they deserve.
Franklin Law’s courses and workshops offer an important first step in solving this problem. Our courses provide workers like you with immediate access to practical information, specifically geared to helping employees – only employees – better under their rights and secure justice at work. Our courses and workshops are presented from a worker’s perspective – from your perspective – and include information that employers (and perhaps many lawyers) would rather you not know. Because Franklin Law’s courses and workshops are designed with workers in mind, they are low cost and focus exclusively on the spaces in which disputes between employers and employees (and Unions and their members) occur most often, like the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB), the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO), the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT).