Can fired employees afford to take their prior employers to court? Are trials too expensive? Are there better ways to secure justice for employees? These are some of the questions a group of lawyers in Ontario, Canada, have been considering.
Earlier this year, the Chief Justice of Ontario expressed concerns that employees can’t afford to “get their day in court.” He said that we should examine how to improve access to justice in employment cases. To that end, the Ontario Bar Association struck a Task Force on Wrongful Dismissal, which is in the process of considering various changes. The following changes are being discussed.