As of August 1, 2022, bakerlaw has joined forces with Ross & McBride LLP.
Our team is excited to become part of the formidable group of human rights, employment, and constitutional lawyers at Ross & McBride. Our current and future clients will continue to receive the personalized, high-quality representation that has become synonymous with bakerlaw, and will benefit from the collaborative, cross-functional approach to complex issues that both we and Ross & McBride value. With the added resources of larger, full-service firm, this collaboration will allow us to take on new clients for the first time since October 2021. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- March 17, 2020
- Comments Off on Bakerlaw Response to COVID-19
Bakerlaw is supporting the public health recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We have implemented a work from home plan for all associates effective immediately. Until further notice, our office doors will remain locked. A bakerlaw team member will be on site to accept service and receive deliveries. » Read the rest
- December 13, 2019
- Amanda Dimilta
- Comments Off on Cuts to provincial funding result in backlogs, delays for administrative tribunals
Administrative tribunals were created to offer expertise in specialized areas of law, and to be an accessible alternative to civil court proceedings for the residents of Ontario. These tribunals manage disputes related to landlord and tenant issues, employment discrimination, access to public education, and availability of social benefits, among many others. » Read the rest
- February 20, 2019
- Kimberly Srivastava
- Comments Off on Bring Evidence-Based ABA to school! A guide to advocate for your child’s access to education
Many children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis suffer from a lack of access to meaningful education. Meaningful access to education is a basic human right. Many school boards refuse to provide Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in the classroom despite the research which demonstrates that evidence based ABA is an effective approach to teach students with ASD and other diagnoses. » Read the rest
- December 27, 2018
- Anoop Kalsi
- Comments Off on Age Discrimination in the Workplace
A recent Globe and Mail article explored the growing number of human rights complaints involving workplace age discrimination.
Companies cannot fire or refuse to hire an older employee on the basis of age. Yet, they may find a way to make decisions that nonetheless lead to age discrimination. » Read the rest
- November 13, 2018
- Kimberly Srivastava
- Comments Off on The #metoo and #timesup movements are making their impact on the legal profession
The Law Society’s Equity and Indigenous Affairs Committee has just released a report on the activities of the Duty and Harassment Counsel of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO). The report shows that there been a 50% increase in discrimination complaints against lawyers this year, including complaints by members of the public and other legal professionals. » Read the rest
- November 12, 2017
- David Baker
- Comments Off on David Baker’s Words of Caution for Applicant Counsel
On November 13, 2017, David Baker will be presenting his paper, “Words of Caution for Applicant Counsel” at the Ontario Bar Association’s program, Your First Application Before the Human Rights Tribunal. Among the critical pieces of advice discussed, is the following:
Applicant counsel owes a duty to their clients to advise them that the HRTO is increasingly denying Applicants accessible justice, particularly in large or systemic cases. » Read the rest
- April 6, 2016
- Comments Off on Bakerlaw’s Emily Shepard Comments on Miscarriage as a Disability
Bakerlaw’s own Emily Shepard commented on the recent Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario interim decision which held that a miscarriage can be characterized as a disability.
Read her thoughts on the decision here (link).