Workplace Investigations

As an employer, to ensure that you are complying with all of your obligations relating to a variety of issues in the workplace, it is recommended to hire an experienced employment lawyer to assist you in conducting a workplace investigation.


Workplace investigations are recommended for harassment complaints, human rights complaints, employee misconduct, workplace accidents and many other scenarios.

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Sample of Our Wrongful Dismissal Court Decisions

Drysdale v. Panasonic Canada Inc., 2015 ONSC 6878

Court Awards Our Client 22 Months of Pay


In Drysdale v. Panasonic Canada Inc., 2015 ONSC 6878, the employer argued that Mr. Drysdale, a warehouse worker, was not “management” and therefore he was entitled to lesser overall severance. We defeated the employer’s argument. The court awarded our client 22 months of notice. Click here to read employment law expert Barry Fisher’s article about this case.

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Summerfield v. Staples Canada Inc., 2016 ONSC 3656

Court Awards Our Client 16 Months of Pay


In Summerfield v. Staples Canada Inc., 2016 ONSC 3656. Our client refused an unacceptable severance package and hired us to get the severance she deserved. The court awarded our client (a 39 year old salesperson with less than 5 years’ seniority) 6 months pay in lieu of notice (more than one month per year of service!). Click here to read about this case on the Canadian Lawyer & Law Times Blog.

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Patterson v. IBM Canada, 2017 ONSC 1264

Court Awards Our Client 18 Months of Pay


In Patterson v. IBM Canada, 2017 ONSC 1264, Mr. Patterson was terminated from his employment after 20 years of loyal service. The employer offered a substandard severance package. We were able to get Mr. Patterson 18 months of compensation.

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Use our severance pay calculator for an estimate on what you could potentially receive as part of your severance package.

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