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COVID-19

COVID-19 LEGAL INFORMATION CENTRE FOR EMPLOYEES AND OTHER WORKERS

Cases of COVID-19 in Toronto and across Ontario continue to multiply, bringing uncertainty and anxiety to employees and other workers.  Franklin Law believes in “workers supporting workers”, and our lawyers and other staff are committed to providing trustworthy and affordable legal information to employees and other workers in Toronto and across Ontario as COVID-19 continues to spread.   

Our free videos focus on providing legal information about the evolving impact of COVID-19 on the lived experiences of workers in Ontario.  Each week lawyers and staff at Franklin Law will release videos outlining relevant legal information that employees and other workers can use deal with employers, and our rapidly changing socioeconomic landscape, with confidence.

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Video 1 - 50% Discount On all Franklin Law Consultations in the month of April

Workers need to support workers. We’re putting our money where our mouth is by taking a pay cut during April of 2020 so that we can offer workers a 50% discount on all of our consultations and increase access to justice during the COVID-19 pandemic.   In this video, Office Administrators Ruby Reggiardo and Emma Pandy-Szekeres describe the details of how workers can get personalized legal advice at an unprecedented discount rate during the month of April.

Video 2 -Temporary lay offs during the COVID-19 Pandemic

More and more employees are facing temporary layoffs in Toronto and across Ontario.  In this video, Lawyer Yinka Oyelowo provides valuable legal information about temporary lay offs including when when an employer can lawfully lay off an employee, when a temporary lay off might constitute a termination, and how workers can best protect their rights during the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you still have questions after watching this video, please click the link under the video to book a consultation and get personalized legal advice about your specific situation.  Get a 50% discount if you book a consultation during the month of April.

Video 3 - Disability-based Discrimination and Accommodation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Many employees who are affected by pre-existing disabilities are concerned that their disabilities might place them at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and adversely affect their ability to perform their workplace duties and responsibilities during the pandemic.  In this video, Lawyer Ron Franklin provides legal information to employees and other workers who are affected by disabilities, with a focus on those who continue to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.  He talks about the ways in which human rights legislation protects workers from discrimination on the basis of disability, talks about employers’ legal duty to accommodate workers’ disability-related needs to the point of undue hardship, and provides workers with tips to protect their legal interests, and health and well-being.  If you still have questions after watching this video, please click the link under the video to book a consultation and get personalized legal advice about your specific situation.  Get a 50% discount if you book a consultation during the month of April.