real employees real experiences real results
Most cases settle and only the most hotly contested disputes get decided at a hearing, trial, judicial review or appeal. At Franklin Law, we are very proud of our record of winning cases and our ability to negotiate meaningful settlements for workers. We are no less proud, however, of the courageous workers who asked us to argue cases on a new point of law or where where the odds were stacked against them and were not as successful. Regardless of the outcome, we strive to get the best result for every worker who entrusts their case to us and are inspired every time we sit beside a fellow worker in his or her moment of triumph. The following cases represent a few of the publicly available tribunal and court decisions that clients ultimately won, lost, or resolved with Franklin Law’s support.
Human Rights / Grievance Arbitration
Regisford v. Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, 2009 HRTO 1429. This case resulted in an extremely rare public settlement. For more information see: Brampton Guardian Article, November 17, 2009
Duty of Fair Representation
Abdoulrab v. Ontario (Labour Relations Board), 2009 ONCA 491 (CanLII). Tragic case in which the Court of Appeal upheld a decision which effectively denied 90 plus employees termination and severance pay under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. See Abdoulrab v. Ontario (Labour Relations Board), 2009 ONCA 639 (CanLII) for the decision on costs.