Conflicts pertaining to the workplace arise on a day-to-day basis, especially with busy and active companies. Morale and emotions run high, and without proper training, managers risk disrupting employee relations and getting their employers in litigation.
Our firm can assist with various employee relations matters, such as communication, complaints, workplace policies, accommodation, and progressive discipline, to name a few. Failing to address conflicts or issues with respect to employee relations can open the employer up to liability and potential litigation down the line. Our employment lawyers can help ensure that conflict resolution processes are effective, and that employers are adhering to the various pieces of relevant legislation, such as Bill 168, which deals with violence and harassment in the workplace.
Employers should obtain competent legal representation well in advance to offer guidance on employee relations issues, and best practices in drafting employee handbooks and addressing any potential human rights issues.