Employment Law Lawyers in Toronto

GlickLaw is a boutique law firm specializing in workplace law for both employers and employees across industries and professions.

Our employment law firm provides sound and strategic advocacy and advice, ensuring our clients can meet both their professional and workplace obligations. We help employees, contractors, professionals, regulators, not-for-profit organizations, and businesses protect their rights, resolve disputes, navigate investigations, and manage claims related to their workplaces.

Glicklaw Lawyers Act for Both Employers and Employees in Resolving Workplace Disputes

Our Services For Employers Include:

  • Preparing and updating employment contracts for new and current employees and ensuring compliance with the Employment Standards Act (ESA);
  • Drafting independent contractor agreements;
  • Advising employers with respect to terminations and preparing severance packages;
  • Representing employers in responding to wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal claims;
  • Advising employers with respect to their obligations under the Human Rights Code, including the duty to accommodate employees;
  • Representing employers in responding to human rights claims, including allegations of discrimination and harassment;
  • Reviewing and drafting employment, health and safety, and human rights policies;
  • Representing employers at all levels of court and in administrative tribunals; and
  • Conducting independent and confidential workplace investigations on behalf of employers.

Our Services For Employees Include:

  • Reviewing employment contracts and advising employees about their rights under the Employment Standards Act and at common law;
  • Reviewing independent contractor agreements and advising contractors about their rights;
  • Reviewing severance packages and advising employees about their entitlements upon termination of their employment;
  • Advising and advocating for employees in wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal claims;
  • Advising and advocating for employees with respect to human rights matters, including discrimination and harassment claims and accommodation requests;
  • Defending employees with respect to alleged breaches of non-competition or non-solicitation agreements;
  • Representing employees at all levels of court and in administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario; and
  • Assisting and advising employees who are complainants or respondents to workplace investigations.

Choose GlickLaw as Your Toronto Employment Lawyer

At GlickLaw, we understand how challenging it can be for both employers and employees when something goes wrong in the workplace. Where possible, we focus on repairing the workplace issue, ensuring that workplace relationships are preserved. Our Toronto employment lawyers help clients understand their employment contracts, manage sensitive workplace investigations, resolve disputes, negotiate exit packages, and navigate the intricate processes of Ontario’s tribunals and courts.

Our employment lawyers also specialize in professional regulation and can advise regulated professionals on managing their professional obligations while preserving their rights at work.

We advocate for our clients’ legal rights at work and ensure fair investigation, resolution, and adjudicative processes. If you’re facing an issue with your employer or employee, our employment law firm can help.

Submit a confidential inquiry today to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions About Employment Law Firms

An employment lawyer interprets, advises, and litigates legal issues concerning the workplace. Employment lawyers in Toronto can work with both employees and employers to review contracts and severance packages, draft various employment policies, prepare civil and human rights claims, and represent clients before tribunals and at all levels of court.

An employment lawyer in Toronto can assist both employees and employers in investigations, hearings, trials, and appeals.


If you’re an employee, you may require counsel from an employment law firm if you’re facing:

  • Wrongful Termination
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Discrimination or Harassment
  • Refused Accommodation Requests
  • Wage-Related Issues
  • Disability-Related Issues
  • Workplace Safety Disputes

If you’re an employer in Toronto, an employment lawyer can assist you in responding to claims of:

  • Discrimination or Harassment
  • Failure to Accommodate
  • Workplace Safety Issues
  • Wrongful Dismissal
  • Wage or Compensation Disputes

Working with seasoned legal counsel allows you to understand the scope of your workplace issue, and how to appropriately navigate specific courts and tribunals to resolve claims efficiently and professionally.

Employees have numerous rights in the workplace, including the right to a safe workplace, the right to be free from discrimination and harassment, and the right not to be fired without appropriate notice. Employment lawyers can help their clients understand their rights and determine if they have grounds to bring a claim against their employer.


At GlickLaw, our employment lawyers also specialize in regulatory law and are particularly well-suited to assist regulated professionals, such as healthcare workers (doctors, dentists, nurses, massage therapists, psychotherapists, dietitians, and dental hygienists) as well as accountants and those working in the financial services.

Employers often try to do the right thing but may not have the time or resources to do this without legal assistance. From drafting contracts and employment policies to responding to human rights and wrongful dismissal claims and providing sound legal advice, employment lawyers can support non-unionized workplaces to ensure compliance with relevant laws.

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (“Ministry of Labour”) is responsible for labour and employment issues in Ontario. Their responsibilities include advancing fair and safe labour practices and supporting the well-being of workers by helping prevent workplace injuries, advocating for safe workplaces, and administering labour and employment legislation.

As an employer, you may be faced with a claim filed by an employee to the Ministry of Labour. Employment lawyers in Toronto will ensure these complaints are responded to quickly and effectively.


Responding to a ministry complaint involves reading the claim in full and crafting a strong response — this includes filling requests for information and providing the necessary documents for your case. Your legal counsel will advise if further steps must be taken or if an appeal process is required.

The Employment Standards Act, or the “ESA,” is the legislation that sets out the minimum standards for workplaces in Ontario. The ESA covers most employees in Ontario. The ESA does not cover federally regulated workplaces or certain excluded professions. The ESA sets out minimum workplace standards and conditions, including rules about vacation pay, public holidays, overtime pay, breaks, non-compete agreements, medical and parental leave, termination pay, severance pay, electronic monitoring and more.


The ESA prohibits reprisals; it prevents employers from penalizing their employees in any way because they exercised their rights under the ESA. Employers who engage in reprisals may be required to pay compensation to the employee or may face prosecution by the Ministry of Labour.


It is important to remember that the ESA only sets the minimum standards in the workplace. Often, employees are entitled to more protections than the ESA offers, pursuant to their employment contracts, the common law, or their collective agreements.

If an employee is terminated without cause, they are entitled to notice or pay in lieu of notice. Some employees are only entitled to the minimum amount of notice and severance set in the ESA. Others may be entitled to more than the ESA minimum entitlements pursuant to the terms of their contract or pursuant to common law (the rules made by courts). To determine the appropriate severance package in your case, GlickLaw lawyers will meet with you in a consultation to review your employment contract and details of your employment.

When filing an ESA claim with the Ministry of Labour, there are important time limits to consider. Generally, claims must be filed within two years of the alleged violation, known as the limitation period. Claims filed within the two-year limit will be investigated by an employment standards officer.

In Ontario, under the Limitations Act 2002, there is a two-year deadline for filing civil actions with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice – this is known as the limitation period. This means that employees terminated from their employment must file a civil claim within two years of their termination.

The Human Rights Code sets out a one-year deadline for filing applications with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) – this is known as the limitation period. This means that employees facing discrimination or harassment must file their human rights claim with the HRTO within one year of when the alleged discrimination or harassment happened.

GlickLaw’s employment law firm offers a selection of trusted legal services for employers and employees.



  • Preparing and Updating Employment Contracts
  • Advising about Terminations and Preparing Severance Packages
  • Responding to Human Rights Claims and Accommodation Requests
  • Defending Wrongful Dismissal Actions at all Levels of Court
  • Conducting Confidential Workplace Investigations


  • Reviewing Employee Contracts
  • Advising about Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Representing Employees at all Levels of Court
  • Reviewing and Negotiating Severance Packages
  • Advocating for Employees regarding Wrongful Dismissal and Human Rights Claims

GlickLaw is a boutique employment law firm in Toronto specializing in workplace laws and regulations.


As advocates with over 40 cumulative years of litigation experience, we understand the complexities of the justice system. We will help you manage difficult issues arising from employment contracts, wrongful dismissals, human rights matters, and workplace disputes. Our employment lawyers work closely with clients to manage claims, advocate at all levels of Ontario courts, and navigate appeals.


GlickLaw lawyers are also well suited to assist regulated professionals with their workplace issues, as they draw from their experience in both professional regulation and employment law.


Our goal is to protect your reputation and employment rights and resolve claims swiftly and professionally. Submit a confidential inquiry today to learn how our employment law firm can help.

Trust the employment law lawyers at GlickLaw to advocate on your behalf.


We represent employers and employees on a variety of matters, including wrongful dismissals, breaches of restrictive covenants, and human rights issues.


New and interested clients can submit a discrete and confidential inquiry to our team. Contact GlickLaw today to learn how our Toronto employment lawyers can help.