Stacey Reginald Ball – Toronto’s Employment Lawyer
Stacey Reginald Ball is a nationally known and consulted practitioner in the area of Canadian employment law and labour law. He specializes in wrongful dismissals, and has offices in Toronto, Ontario. He is considered to be one of Canada’s best and leading lawyers in the fields of employment law and wrongful dismissal. Mr. Ball is the author of the leading treatise Canadian Employment Law. Mr. Ball has been winning counsel in many of Canada’s leading employment law cases at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. Ball is a former employment law professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Faculty of Law at Western.
Wrongful Dismissal Lawyer
He is a former employment law professor at both Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law. Ball Professional Legal Corporation’s practice includes wrongful dismissal, unjust dismissal, human rights, workers’ compensation, post employment competition, restraint of trade, fiduciary obligations, labour law, sexual harassment, employment contracts and various related areas of litigation.
Mr. Ball is Author of a Leading Treatise in the Area Canadian Employment Law
Published by Canada Law Book, he is routinely contacted by lawyers, employers and employees across Canada for advice in the area of employment and labour law. His work has often been favourably quoted and cited by superior courts in every province and the Supreme Court of Canada. Stacey Ball has extensive experience in the areas of wrongful dismissal, human rights, restraint of trade and post employment competition, sexual harassment, fiduciary responsibilities, defamation, workers’ compensation, employment contracts, injunctions, and appellate advocacy.
Mr. Ball has appeared before courts and tribunals including Supreme Court of Canada on employment law issues. In these cases, he has successfully dealt with issues concerning human rights (including sexual harassment), employment standards, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, and labour relations.
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Canadian Employment Law
Mr. Ball is author of the authoritative and definitive text Canadian Employment Law - published by Canada Law Book (a division of Thomson Reuters). The text is used and cited by lawyers, law schools and judges across Canada.
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EMPLOYMENT LAW CONSULTATIONS
A significant part of our practice is dedicated to meeting with clients to determine rights and remedies that they may have in the employment law context. We endeavour to meet you in a timely and prompt manner to assist you with your concerns. A consultation may be useful in a number of instances:
1. Has the Employer offered you a sufficient termination package? Given our expertise we can tell you accurately and in a forthright manner whether the package being offered is fair. Entire sections of Stacey Reginald Ball‘s text Canadian Employment Law deal with indicia and criteria the Court uses to assess reasonable notice at common law.
2. Is there just cause for dismissal? Our firm can tell you accurately if the employer had sufficient reason to terminate you without proper notice or severance. Was there sufficient insubordination or insolence to justify cause for dismissal? Did the employee receive sufficient and adequate warnings? Was there a conflict great enough to warrant dismissal? Was the employee’s absenteeism sufficient to warrant
summary dismissal? Was the employee allowed to make plans to compete as opposed to actively competing while working for the employer?
3. Whether there was cause for summary dismissal is nuanced, and the Court requires a contextual approach. We can advise you accurately of the factors that the Court has considered in the past in determining whether or not there was sufficient cause to warrant summary dismissal.
4. What steps can you and should you take before leaving your employer? How much notice are you required in law to give to the employer? Are you allowed to take steps to compete? What documents belong to the employer and what documents made in the workplace belong to you?
5. Is the restrictive covenant and non-competition agreement you signed enforceable? Are you a fiduciary and hence have limitations in what you can do in post-employment competition? Has your former employer threatened you with legal proceedings or an injunction for post-employment competition or activities?
6. Has your employer changed your job, job functions, duties, pay or title? Has the employer engaged in unfair and abusive conduct against you making the workplace intolerable? Are you being micro
managed? Are you receiving false and unfair criticism? If so, you may be being constructively
dismissed. Ball Professional Corporation routinely negotiates and if necessary prosecutes constructive dismissal claims.
7. Do you wish to leave employment because of the employer’s conduct (misconduct), changes in the employment relationship or the creation of intolerable conditions? If so, we may able to assist in negotiating a separation package.
8. Are you facing workplace harassment, sexual harassment or being discriminated against contrary to human rights legislation and occupational health and safety workplace harassment legislation?
9. Is your Union representing you fairly and properly pursuant to their obligation of fair representation under labour legislation?
10. Are you a federal jurisdiction employee (e.g. Bank, Railway, Airline, Broadcasting, Telecom, etc.), hence entitled to re-instatement with back pay under the Canada Labour Code?
11. Do you anticipate problems with the employer? If so, we can advise on steps and counter measures you can take in order to either preserve your job or obtain a fair resolution?
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Remedies for constructive dismissal are similar to those found in a wrongful dismissal suit.
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, and medical handicaps (conditions).
The existence of sexual harassment in the workplace is still quite common despite social unacceptability.
Bad Faith Discharge
Employers are obligated by law to treat their employees fairly and to act in good faith.
“Severance” at common law is tied to the amount of termination notice an employee should be given.
Situations where an employee has not been dismissed but their employment has changed significantly..
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Stacey Reginald Ball Endowment and Academic Prize
To promote academic excellence for future generations of Canadian law students studying employment law, Mr. Ball has funded an endowment. The endowment funds a permanent annual scholarship to encourage research and development in Canadian employment law.