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Civil Litigation

Employment/Wrongful Dismissal

Have you been fired, let go, discharged or dismissed from your job? Our expertise in employment litigation means we are well-positioned to explain the options available to you if you have been wrongfully terminated from your place of employment.

We can provide information about:

  • Your rights as an employee in Ontario
  • Your employer’s rights if the company is operating in Ontario
  • Any recourse you may have against a former employer for a wrongful or constructive dismissal charge

Our lawyers are specialists in civil litigation and can help answer the questions you may have surrounding what is fair and reasonable to expect in your situation.

Insurance Claims (Property)

If your home or personal property has been damaged, you may be entitled to make a claim for coverage against your home insurer. Our lawyers will evaluate your insurance policy to determine what compensation you may be owed, and we will assist you to ensure you receive your maximum entitlements under your policy.

Product Liability

Manufacturers and merchants are responsible for the quality and safety of the products they make and sell. If you have purchased a defective product that has resulted in injury, our lawyers can assist you in recovering damages and compensation, even if the manufacturer is not a Canadian company. When a product fails to deliver on its promises or causes injury as a result of being defective, you can count on our civil litigation specialists to bring a quick and satisfactory resolution to your claim.

Small Claims Court

The Ontario Small Claims Court can be an effective and economical remedy to resolve many of the same disputes addressed in the Superior Court of Justice such as breach of contract, long term disability denials, personal injury claims, collection of overdue accounts and more.  The Small Claims Court’s current monetary limit is currently $25,000.00.

Landlord and Tenant Board

The Landlord and Tenant Board is an administrative tribunal that oversees residential tenancies in Ontario.  It is important for landlords to understand their responsibilities and obligations in this ever evolving field of law.  Are you currently struggling with a tenant who is in rent arrears, causing damage to your property or otherwise not upholding their obligations?  Depending on the circumstances, you will be required to apply to the Tribunal in order to seek relief.  Having an experienced legal professional to assist you with negotiations, prepare tribunal documents and appear before the Tribunal on your behalf can be invaluable in the industry of residential tenancies.

Canada Pension Plan Disability

Canada Pension Plan Disability is a benefit available to Canadians who are under the age of 65 and are now disabled and in need of support.  In order to receive this benefit the applicant must demonstrate the following:

  • They suffer from a severe and prolonged disability; and
  • They have made sufficient CPP contributions during their working years.

Further, an applicant’s receipt of other disability benefits such as Long Term Disability is not an indication that their CPPD application will be successful.  This test can be deceptively difficult to overcome and many applicants can become frustrated with this process.  Allow Ferguson Deacon Taws to assist you with the preparation and submission of your initial application and/or appeal the denial of your application.