Law Blog

Non-Unionized Federal Workers Protected from Arbitrary Dismissal

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 4:01 am

From time to time an employment law decision comes along that makes it beyond the specialized legal blogs and into the mainstream news channels. Take Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., 2016 SCC 29. It was presented on evening news programs and our clients call us asking how the Supreme Court decision affects their… Read more »


Ontario Toughening Workplace Sexual Harassment Laws

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 3:45 pm

While Ontario has had legislation for about 5 years dealing with workplace sexual harassment, the new protections that come into play in September of this year take things to a whole new level. On September 8 the Occupational Health and Safety Act will be updated (thanks to Bill 132) with a focused definition of what constitutes… Read more »

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Judge Rules for Plaintiff in Important Termination Case

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Monday, July 18th, 2016 at 8:03 pm

A noteworthy case was recently won by Samfiru Tumarkin lawyer Lia Moody concerning demotion and offer re-extension after termination. The Plaintiff was terminated from his employment after 19 years and 3 months. On August 20, 2015, he was provided with two letters from his employer – one that confirmed that his position as Director of… Read more »


Yes, You DO Have The Right to Negotiate Pay For Additional Work!

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 6:26 pm

A recent case successfully handled by Samfiru Tumarkin LLP involved a legal assistant who had spent almost 16 years working for a law office and was offered a “take it or leave it” offer from the appellant’s successor. When she responded to the offer with a request for a raise and some further clarification regarding… Read more »


Car Accident – NOW WHAT?

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 4:33 am

Most of us have been in a car accident at one time or another. Perhaps it was our fault; perhaps it wasn’t. Some people panic; others don’t. Often the seriousness of the accident dictates our level of anxiety and complexity of the situation. As an insurance lawyer people ask me every day for advice on… Read more »