Employment Practices Liability
Stieber Berlach has defended employers in various legal disputes, from class actions alleging lack of compliance with provisions of the Employment Standards Act to litigation where employees allege harassment or sexual harassment in the workplace. We understand that the resolution of a workplace dispute involves not only a consideration of legal and factual issues, but also of public and media relations, the working environment and morale of other employees, and the balancing of competing interests.
The Employment Practices Liability group at Stieber Berlach is highly attuned to business and reputational issues arising from sensitive workplace disputes.
We have defended employers in various legal disputes including: class actions alleging lack of compliance with the overtime provisions of the Employment Standards Act; actions where the employee seeks compensation for dismissal without cause; litigation where employees allege harassment or sexual harassment in the workplace; and complaints to the Ontario Humans Rights Tribunal regarding alleged discrimination in the workplace by reason of race, religion, sexual orientation or any of the other prohibited grounds.
We understand that resolving a workplace dispute involves a consideration of not only the legal and factual issues, but also of public and media relations, the working environment and morale of other employees, and the balancing of competing interests. We listen to our clients, getting to know their business so that we can provide the best legal, practical and strategic advice to resolve workplace disputes, either by litigation or negotiation.
We also provide coverage advice regarding whether employment practices policies of insurance provide coverage for allegations against employers, employees, and contractors.
To learn more about our practice in Employment Practices Liability, please contact: