Franklin Law settles long-term employee’s wrongful dismissal and human rights case

Franklin Law settles long-term employee’s wrongful dismissal and human rights case

Wrongful Dismissal Action with Human Rights Component: An employee claimed he was subjected to a long history of race- and disability-based discrimination and harassment which ultimately culminated in his employment being terminated. Not content to allow his employer to get away with this injustice, the employee came to Franklin Law looking for support. With Ron Franklin representing him, the employee filed an action for wrongful dismissal which also included claims for the discrimination-and harassment-based injury he suffered. Included in his pleadings was a long history of the discrimination and harassment his employer subjected him to. After the employer saw the Human Rights Code-based claims – some of which went back to the 1990s – the employer threatened to bring a motion to strike them out if the employee did not remove the allegations from his pleadings immediately. The employee had little financial reserves and the financial downside of losing a motion of the nature the employer threatened to bring was very high but it was also extremely important that the employee had every opportunity to have all of his claims of discrimination and harassment considered and decided by a trial judge. So instead of giving into fear, the employee and Ron went to court, fought hard to keep the historical allegations in the Statement of Claim, and emerged from the court room with the discrimination and harassment allegations substantially intact. About a year later, with Ron by his side, the worker was able to negotiate a settlement that addressed his wrongful dismissal and human rights concerns.