We regularly advise both employers and employees on employment law issues, including wrongful dismissal claims, executive terminations, books of business, trade secrets, and non-competition clauses.
Canadian law is generally very favourable to employees, but the economics of litigation are invariably on the side of the employer.
For both employers and employees, resolving a severance or dismissal claim involves comparing the range of damages a court will award with the cost of the litigation required to get there. Because they have more resources, employers always have a stronger bargaining position but in many cases there is also business value for employers in maintaining their reputations by treating all employees fairly.
Our approach to the resolution of employment disputes depends on the balance between these three factors – law, economics, and reputation.