Employment Law Overview

Trusted Employment Law Lawyers in Toronto

Whether an employer or an employee, most individuals spend the bulk of their waking hours at the workplace. What happens at work can have a profound effect on one’s family, finances and future.

At Mills & Mills LLP, our employment law lawyers have the expertise to help our clients navigate this often complex field and resolve the challenges they face.

Employment Contracts and Agreements

Our lawyers have extensive experience negotiating, drafting and amending contracts, as well as helping our clients deal with contract disputes. We can assist with:

  • Employment contracts, including offers of employment and employment policy manuals
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Employee benefits and disability
  • Breach of non-competition, non-solicitation or confidentiality agreements
  • Claims for wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, and unpaid compensation and commissions
  • Severance negotiations and documents, including termination letters, records of employment and employee releases

We help employers and employees deal with difficult situations at work, including conflicts over being fired or terminating an employee. Our priority is to help maintain relationships and resolve challenging situations through negotiation, mediation and other formal methods of alternative dispute resolution. When this is not possible, however, we are prepared to vigorously protect our clients’ interests in court. Our litigation lawyers can help with an array of matters, including wrongful dismissal claims, unjust dismissal adjudications, Employment Standards Act complaints and proceedings under the Canada Labour Code.

Practical Advice and Skilled Representation for Employers and Employees

We also regularly advise and represent clients in cases involving:

  • Drug testing
  • Workplace violence
  • Hostile work environments
  • Human rights violations
  • Employment standards
  • Pensions and benefits
  • Pay equity
  • Employment insurance
  • Pregnancy and parental leave
  • Occupational health and safety
  • The effect of the purchase and sale of a business
  • Workplace investigations
  • Recruitment and retention practices and procedures
  • Harassment, including racial and sexual harassment
  • Discrimination, including discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, family and medical leave, failure to accommodate and retaliation

Contact the Employment Lawyers at Mills & Mills LLP

For more information on how we can help you approach the legal aspects of employment practices in Ontario, please contact us at 416­-863-0125 or send us an email.

Employment Law Lawyers

  • David P. Lees

    David P. Lees

    Partner

    David served his articles with Mills & Mills LLP and joined the firm in 2001. David has a diverse civil litigation practice which encompasses employment and business law, estate litigation and adv...

    416-682-7159 | Email
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  • Geoffrey R. Cobham

    Geoffrey R. Cobham

    Partner

    Geoffrey's practice primarily encompasses civil litigation, employment law, estate administration and estate planning. His litigation practice is comprised of several areas, including wrongful dismis...

    416-682-7109 | Email
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  • David A.S. Mills

    David A.S. Mills

    Managing Partner

    David is proud to represent the fourth generation of Mills to practice at the firm. He is a great-grandson of Alexander Mills, K.C., one of the founders, grandson of Ralph S. Mills, Q.C., and a son of...

    416-682-7138 | Email
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  • Denise E. Robertson

    Denise E. Robertson

    Partner

    Denise joined Mills & Mills LLP in 2005. Denise's practice is focused on private business, corporate and regulatory law. Denise assists business owners through providing practical and valuable leg...

    416-682-7139 | Email
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  • Robert A. Cobham, Q.C.

    Robert A. Cobham, Q.C.

    Retired

    Bob serves Mills & Mills LLP as Counsel after having served as a partner with the firm from 1972 to 2016. Bob articled with Mills & Mills LLP and joined the firm in 1968. He was appointed Quee...

    416-682-7104 | Email
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  • Richard Worsfold

    Richard Worsfold

    Counsel

    Richard joins Mills and Mills LLP as Counsel after practicing for twenty-six years at another respected mid-size law firm where he was a managing partner. Richard concentrates his practice in estat...

    416-682-7113 | Email
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  • Jennifer A.N. Corak

    Jennifer A.N. Corak

    Associate and Trademark Agent

    Jennifer articled with Mills & Mills LLP and joined the firm as an associate in 2013. Jennifer is a member of the firm’s Business Law and Wills, Estates & Trusts groups, as well being regist...

    416-682-7072 | Email
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  • Lauren Kason

    Lauren Kason

    Associate

    Lauren Kason joined Mills & Mills LLP as an Associate in 2017. Her practice is focused on commercial litigation, employment law, and estate litigation. Lauren assists clients by providing them wit...

    416-682-7063 | Email
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  • Reshma Kishnani

    Reshma Kishnani

    Associate

    Reshma earned her Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management with a specialization in international relations and a minor in law from Carleton University in 2004 and graduated with her LL.B. fro...

    416-682-7062 | Email
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  • Doug Letto

    Doug Letto

    Associate

    Doug articled with the firm and is a member of its civil litigation practice group. In his practice, Doug handles a wide variety of civil matters, and is always ready to meet the complex and changing ...

    416-682-7107 | Email
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For over 130 years, Mills & Mills LLP has earned a reputation amongst our peers and clients for quality of service and breadth of knowledge. To learn more about our services and how we can put our knowledge to work for you, call us at 416-863-0125 or send us an email.

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