The way people work has changed dramatically over the past 50 years. Globalization, technological innovations and the development of human rights laws have all impacted the working environment, bringing unprecedented challenges to employers.
Mathews Dinsdale is more than prepared to meet these challenges. For over half a century, we’ve represented employers in all areas of workplace law. Indeed, we’ve championed many of the cases that have helped shape and redefine the landscape of Canadian workplace law. We enjoy a reputation as one of Canada’s pre-eminent workplace law firms, with some of our lawyers regarded as the leading and most respected legal practitioners in their fields.
Our firm, which has offices in Ontario and British Columbia, offers a wide range of practical experience and legal expertise to meet the needs of a variety of private and public sector employers. Our private sector clients extend from small independent businesses to large multi-national corporations in all sectors of the economy, including manufacturing, retail, construction and information technology. A significant portion of our practice also involves advising public sector employers, including municipalities, hospitals, ambulance services and not-for-profit organizations.
Our professionals regularly appear on behalf of employers before the Ontario and British Columbia Labour Relations Boards, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, arbitrators, the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board, human rights tribunals and various other federal and provincial boards and tribunals. We also represent employers before all levels of courts in wrongful dismissal actions, occupational health and safety matters, judicial reviews of decisions made by administrative tribunals and to obtain injunctive relief.
In addition to our advocacy services, we advise employers in matters such as collective bargaining, creating compliant human resources policies and avoiding the adverse labour relations and employment law consequences associated with the purchase, sale or restructuring of a business.
Above all, we understand that workplace law has a very human element, involving complex and multi-layered relationships between people and the workplace. Having navigated the terrain for over 50 years, we can help lay out the right paths and avoid the pitfalls while speaking a workplace language that everyone understands.