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Injured Worker Suspended Indefinitely – Receives Substantial Settlement on Discrimination Claim

Posted On: October, 22 2014
Our client was an injured worker who did all the right things – she filed a WSIB claim, she cooperated with her doctors, with her employer, and with the WSIB, for the purposes of returning to work. Although our client did the right things, her employer… more »
 

Injured Worker gets a Settlement from Employer who Fired Him for Alleged Misconduct

Posted On: October, 22 2014
Our client was an injured worker who had been fired from his job for alleged misconduct after he had made a request for disability accommodation in the workplace. His employer did not pay him any severance by relying on its allegation of misconduct. We… more »
 

Woman Cut Off from Long-Term Disability Benefits Wins Substantial Settlement

Posted On: October, 22 2014
Our client was in receipt of long-term disability benefits that were arbitrarily cut off by her insurer.  We commenced a law suit on behalf of our client against her disability insurer for both breach of contract and negligence. At mediation, we were… more »
 

Woman Cut Off from Long-Term Disability Benefits Wins Substantial Settlement

Posted On: October, 22 2014
Our client was in receipt of long-term disability benefits that were arbitrarily cut off by her insurer.  We commenced a law suit on behalf of our client against her disability insurer for both breach of contract and negligence. At mediation, we were… more »
 

Woman Cut Off from Long-Term Disability Benefits Wins Substantial Settlement

Posted On: October, 22 2014
Our client was in receipt of long-term disability benefits that were arbitrarily cut off by her insurer.  We commenced a law suit on behalf of our client against her disability insurer for both breach of contract and negligence. At mediation, we were… more »
 

Employee Secures Substantial Settlement after Being Terminated for Refusing to Work with Toxic Chemicals

Posted On: October, 21 2014
Our client worked almost 30 years at a chemical plant. His employer terminated him for cause when he refused, for health reasons, to continue to work with carcinogenic chemicals after his doctor had diagnosed him with cancer. We secured our client a… more »
 

Small Business Secures Settlement with Insurer

Posted On: October, 21 2014
Many of our clients are people and businesses whose insurance claims have been denied. Recently, the owner of a medium-sized business sought our assistance regarding a denied insurance claim concerning a theft from his business. He attended our offices… more »
 

Muslim Woman Gets Substantial Settlement in Religious Discrimination Case

Posted On: October, 21 2014
Our client was a Muslim woman who was suspended from work after complaining about racial and religious discrimination that she experienced. Our client came to us on the eve of her hearing and unprepared for her hearing. We were able to obtain a… more »
 

Ontario Human Rights Review

Posted On: October, 20 2014
Andrew Pinto was appointed by the Attorney General of Ontario in August 2011 to review the implementation and effectiveness of changes made to the Ontario human rights system since 2008.  The review, conducted under section 57 of the Human Rights Code,… more »
 

Employee Reveals Disability to Employer and Gets Fired – Employer Pays Large Settlement

Posted On: October, 20 2014
Our client was a very productive sales person for a mid-size media company. She was terminated, but her backlog of orders continued to flow into the company. The company took the position that our client was not entitled to be paid commissions for sales… more »
 

Toronto Lawyers Association "Nutshell" Program

Posted On: October, 16 2014
Andrew Pinto will be speaking on “Private Acts, Workplace Consequences” concerning the implications of off-duty conduct of employees at the Toronto Lawyers Association “Nutshell” Program in November 2011. more »
 

Disabled Woman Gets 6-figure Settlement from Large Insurance Company

Posted On: October, 16 2014
Our client developed a severe disability and was forced to take time off from her job. Our client, like many disabled workers, thought that she would be protected against income loss by the disability insurance she had through her employer. However, the… more »
 

Couple Successfully Sues Timeshare Scammers

Posted On: October, 16 2014
Our clients were a couple who had been tricked into parting with their hard-earned money by an unscrupulous time-share operation. We investigated the situation and put together a strong claim under the Consumer Protection Act. Our clients were… more »
 

Andrew Pinto appears before Ontario Legislative Committee

Posted On: October, 15 2014
In his capacity as a Governor of the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO), Andrew made submissions before the Ontario legislature’s Standing Committee on General Government about Bill 18: Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014. Bill 18,… more »
 

Transport Operator Gets his Licence Back

Posted On: October, 15 2014
Our client was a tractor-trailer operator who had lost an appeal before the Licence Appeal Tribunal regarding a revocation of his licence for failing a medical exam. We appealed the Licence Appeal Tribunal’s decision to the Divisional Court and relied… more »
 

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