We Understand Employment Matters
We offer specialized advice in many areas of workplace law, including wrongful dismissal, pay equity, human rights, occupational health and safety, workers’ rights and employment standards. Whether you are an employer or an employee, we can provide you with the expertise, advice and advocacy you need to manage your workplace issues effectively.
We take pride in a record of successful advocacy before the courts and tribunals.
Our employer clients include new media companies, retail businesses, co-operatives, charities, and not-for-profit organizations. Our employee clients come from a variety of industries and backgrounds, and hold a range of positions, from CEO to domestic worker. Despite this diversity, they all have one thing in common: they need help navigating the complicated world of employment law.
If you are responsible for managing employee relations at work, or if you are an employee dealing with a workplace issue, we’re here to help. Have a look at our fields of expertise below and request a consultation to discuss how we can serve you best.
Sometimes it’s just not possible to resolve matters without a formal dispute resolution process. At Karimjee Greene LLP, we don’t shy away from litigation. In fact, we enjoy fighting for the right result, and we have a strong record of protecting and advancing our clients’ rights and interests through skilled and effective advocacy before courts and administrative tribunals. Our experience includes wrongful and constructive dismissal, defamation, human rights, wrongful competition and breach of confidentiality, long term disability and workers’ rights matters.
Human rights law protects people from discrimination and harassment based on a number of grounds including race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, marital status, family status and disability.
Individuals are entitled to equal treatment at work, in their housing, in their unions and while accessing services. In 2008, the human rights process changed significantly such that people now have direct access to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. This has led to a significant increase in the number of complaints filed, and while legal representation is not required at the Tribunal, many realize too late that they are significantly disadvantaged when they appear at the Tribunal unrepresented.
At Karimjee Greene LLP, we provide a range of services—from helping employees and employers to proactively manage human rights issues in the workplace, to providing behind-the-scenes advice or representation before the Tribunal—we help people navigate this complex but important area of law.
Non-profits, Charities and Co-operatives
The lawyers at Karimjee Greene LLP have a long history of serving non-profits, charities and co-operatives. We enjoy supporting the work that they do, and we are proud to have a large client base in this sector, including a number of social housing providers, arts and cultural organizations and social services agencies.
With a clear understanding of how non-profits work, we provide expert advice and representation in the areas of employment law, human rights and dispute resolution. The legal needs of this client base are diverse, and we don’t profess to be a full-service firm. But our clients appreciate receiving focused, dependable and expert advice from a boutique firm that offers reduced rates to non-profits, charities and co-ops.
ADR, Mediation and Investigation
In addition to his practice as an employment lawyer, Kumail acts as a third party mediator and investigator. He is regularly retained by employment law lawyers to mediate a wide range of employment related disputes. Kumail’s experience as an independent mediator broadens his ability to see every legal issue from multiple perspectives. Information about mediation services and available dates can be found at http://www.mediatordates.com/mediators.php?m=586.