Dos and don’ts of responding to a union organization drive

By Peter Israel
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Deciding how to respond to a union organization drive can be difficult. There are no hard and fast rules, and employers must be cautious to avoid becoming subjected to an unfair labour practice complaint.

In areas of doubt, legal counsel is strongly advised. Specific facts of a given situation may mean what is allowed in one circumstance may be unfair in another.

A plethora of employer conduct may result in a successful unfair labour practice complaint. The following are actions which should not be undertaken by the employer under any circumstances: