Balancing employee, employer rights

Employees aren’t the only ones who can sue when the relationship turns sour, and the number of cases of employers taking action seems to be rising
By Lauren Sukerman
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, labour laws have emerged and developed into a specific and substantial legal discipline.

As commonly recognized, the impetus for the movement was an attempt to manage and improve working conditions for the labourer. Accordingly, labour laws aim to protect workers and are regularly used to enforce this goal.

In the last 50 years, employment law has developed to assist individuals in the work force where no union exists. This legal branch has been successful in setting standards and minimum requirements for employers to follow.