We provide the full range of legal services for all labour and employment law matters. This includes everything from initial consultations, negotiations and representation at courts, tribunals and mediation
Grievance arbitration is The Primary Legal System In Unionized Workplaces to settle disputes stemming from violations of the Collective Agreement. This system may also settle disputes stemming from the Labour Relations Act, Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Code, Health and Safety Act, etc.
With over 30 years of litigation experience, Watson Labour Lawyers Have Built An Unprecedented Reputation For Getting Exceptional Results For Our Clients In This Arena, Through Our Passionate, Skilled Advocacy. Our Clients Love Our Creativity (We Go Above And Beyond In Finding Every Possible Argument And Angle) And Boast That We Can Mount Unbeatable Arguments From Almost Any Fact Situation
Watson Labour Lawyers Have Been Instrumental In Advocating For And Securing Equality Rights, From Legislative Initiatives To Precedent-setting Jurisprudence. We fight to ensure workers are paid equal pay for equal work
We know our Union members are hard workers and sometimes get injured on the job. At Watson Labour Lawyers we Work Hard Too, Ensuring Our Clients Get The Maximum Recovery Possible For Workplace Injuries
Mediation is a cooperative process whereby The Parties Seek To Resolve Disputes through communication and negotiation. Watson Labour Lawyers Are Recognized As Master Negotiators. In Fact, Cindy Watson Founded The International Association Of Master Negotiators And Is The Creator Of The Renowned Art Of Negotiation And Power Of Persuasion Programs. Watson Labour Lawyers assist the parties in finding the Best Possible Resolution, Getting Our Clients What They Want And Beyond.
Human Rights Code violations can happen in every workplace. Watson Labour Lawyers help identify those violations and advocate With Skill And Passion For Those Who Have Been Negatively Impacted. Watson Labour Lawyers Are Well-known For Blazing The Trail With Their Extraordinary Work In Anti-discrimination Advocacy And Are Responsible For Numerous Precedent-setting Cases. It Is One Of Our Core Beliefs That All Workers Deserve To Be Treated With Dignity And Respect In The Workplace.
Watson Labour Lawyers are able to help navigate and determine the applicability of The Employment Standards Act and other applicable legislation with respect to Collective Agreements And Beyond. We’re In Your Corner To Ensure Your Rights And The Rights Of Your Members Are Fully Protected … Always.
Health & Safety
Workers Spend Most Of Their Waking Days In The Workplace And They Deserve To Be Safe In Every Sense Of The Word. We help our provincial and federal clients navigate the complexities of health and safety legislation and give them a solid understanding of their rights under the act. Moreover, we work with them to ensure that preventative measures are in place and help advocate against any violations. We Hold Employers’ Feet To The Fire Ensuring That Any And All Appropriate Safety Measures Are Put In Place.
Labour Board Matters
Matters involving the Labour Board can range from Unfair Labour Practices to Duty of Fair Representation To Certification Applications. Watson Labour Lawyers provide experienced SUPERIOR legal advice and guidance for Union’s throughout this process. We’re In Your Corner, Ensuring That Rights And The Rights Of Your Members Are Protected The Fullest Extent Possible. We Do So With Conviction, Passion And Excellent Advocacy Skills.
Wrongful Dismissal Segment
Unjust termination, wrongful dismissal and wrongful discharge are all terms to describe situations where an Employer has terminated a worker in breach of their Collective Agreement. At Watson Labour Lawyers we fight to return workers to their position as if they were never terminated.