What to Expect When You Call Franklin Law

What to Expect When You Call Franklin Law When you call or email Franklin Law, your first point of contact will be the Office Administrators. We know that taking the first step to contact a lawyer can be the most daunting, especially when you’re already dealing with stressful or traumatic situations in your workplace, or    […]

Ron Franklin discusses the relaunch of Franklin Law’s Employees First series of Courses and Workshops

Why this post? Why now? You, like many others, might be wondering why Franklin Law is so committed to offering courses and workshops to employees and other workers.  You might say, “You are lawyers not teachers… you are most effective in the courtroom not the classroom and that’s where you you should focus your energy”.     […]

What every Employee needs to know about Severance Packages

What is a Severance Package? Severance packages typically arise in two different situations.  Figuring out what situation you are in is very important. First, an employee may receive a severance package from an employer after the employer has already communicated its decision to terminate that worker’s employment.   When your friend asks you whether or not    […]

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Franklin Law offers new human rights course for Unionized Employees

Course Description In addition to exploring basic human rights concepts such as discrimination, harassment, accommodation, and reprisal under Ontario’s Human Rights Code, Franklin Law’s “The Human Rights Workshop for Unionized Employees” provides unionized employees with information that will help them to better understand important differences between filing human rights-related Applications before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario    […]

An Employee avoids being Constructively Dismissed with the help of an Employment Lawyer at Franklin Law

After 12 years with her employer, a dedicated, frontline worker was suddenly disciplined, demoted, and stripped of her supervisory duties.  The employer was vague about the complaints that fellow employees had made against her and was unable to justify its harsh disciplinary response. After multiple attempts to inquire about the case against her and to    […]

Franklin Law helps an Employee hold her Employer accountable by filing a Human Rights Application after her Disability Leave

Two years after starting her role as an administrative assistant, a worker became ill and was required to take a Long Term Disability leave.  When the employee was cleared to return to work, her employer informed her that her position was no longer available.  The employer then put the onus on the worker to apply    […]

Franklin Law helps an employee choose her health and well-being over her employment

An exceptionally experienced server in a prominent restaurant chain was injured at work and developed a number of disabilities as a result.  The seasoned employee booked a Franklin Law consultation after she had been forced out of her employment because younger and insensitive co-workers engaged in an insidious campaign of age- and disability-based harassment against    […]

Franklin Law educates and empowers an employee about human rights-based harassment

When an employee was accused of harassing another colleague in violation of the Human Rights Code, she booked a Franklin Law Consultation to get much needed legal advice.  Although Ron Franklin’s advice was sobering, and of little or no comfort to the employee, the employee’s feedback provided yet another example of the ways in which    […]

Franklin Law helps an employee who was dismissed for cause to settle his dispute

When an employee was dismissed for cause by his employer without any termination or severance pay, his co-worker referred him to Franklin Law.  Ron Franklin had dealt with this particular employer before, and when he reviewed the circumstances surrounding the employee’s termination, he came to believe that the dismissal was unjust.  Ron found two facts    […]

Ron Franklin provides Franklin Law’s unique perspective on access to justice

Ron Franklin was honoured to be a panelist in an access to justice focused event at the Law Society of Upper Canada on April 8, 2015.  The event entitled, “Improving Access to Justice”, was organized by Flip Your Wig for Justice, an organization that fundraises for a number of organizations that promote access to justice    […]