Constructive Dismissal

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    […]

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 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 helps a Dental Assistant who chose to preserve her health instead of keeping her job

In September of 2009, a Dental Assistant had to make a difficult choice between her health and her job.  She chose her health and met with Ron Franklin about her experience.  With Franklin Law by her side, she initiated a law suit alleging that she had been constructively dismissed by a Dentist and discriminated against    […]

Franklin Law was proud to take part in AfroFest 2014

Franklin Law was proud to attend and lend its support to AfroFest 2014.  The event was held at Woodbine Park on July 5 and 6 and put on by Music Africa.  AfroFest, now in its 25th year, was a huge success, and featured, among other things, international artists from Africa and the diaspora, local artists    […]

Ron Franklin talks about employee mistreatment and abuse at work

Ron Franklin talks to employees about mistreatment and abuse in the workplace:  On Thursday February 16, 2012, Ron Franklin was a guest speaker on a Lancaster House telecast entitled Mistreatment and Abuse of Employees: What are the consequences? What are the remedies?  Ron provided listeners with an overview of some of the challenges that workers    […]

Franklin Law helps a Senior Executive avoid costly human rights litigation

A senior executive at a multi-national charitable organization claimed that another senior executive discriminated against and harassed him. Unable to continue working and bent on holding the executive accountable, he retained counsel and filed a human rights complaint. When his counsel’s efforts to broker a resolution proved unsuccessful, he turned to Franklin Law. With Ron    […]

Franklin Law helps an employee settle a human rights-based constructive dismissal action

With the assistance of Franklin Law, a worker brought an action in the Superior Court of Justice alleging that he was constructively dismissed and that the employer had failed to accommodate him as required by the Human Rights Code. Ron Franklin filed a detailed Statement of Claim on the worker’s behalf. As expected, the employer fired    […]