Toronto Employment Lawyers Advising Employers on Employee Policies
Regardless of the size or type of industry served, it is critical for all employers to have regularly reviewed, up-to-date, and professionally drafted employee policies in place. Along with employment contracts, these important documents provide a foundation for workplace relations and serve to mitigate legal and financial risks.
At Baker & Company our employment lawyers have been advising employers on employee and workplace policies and manuals for more than 30 years. We regularly draft new policies, review and update existing policies, and ensure all relevant manuals comply with relevant legislation. We protect our client interests, help shield them from liability, and ensure they meet their legal obligations.
All employers in Ontario are obligated, by law, to have workplace violence and harassment policies in place. These policies must be in writing, must be regularly reviewed and updated (at least annually), and all employees must be provided training on them.
The policies must address, among other things:
In addition to having a mandatory workplace violence and harassment policy in place, employers should also consider implementing the following policies:
If you are an employer, the highly skilled Toronto employment lawyers at Baker & Company can review your employment policies and manuals, update them, draft new ones where necessary, and ensure that you are meeting your legal obligations while addressing and mitigating risk. Protect yourself, your workplace, and your employees. Call us at 416-777-0100 or contact us online for a consultation.