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We have provided some useful links that may be of assistance to you. In addition, please feel free to contact any of our legal team to discuss your specific matter and learn more about how we can help.
If your EI claim is denied because you quit, were fired or applied late, our team can help you appeal the decision.
The time limits for appeals will be explained in your WSIB letter. If you are not satisfied with the decision, we can handle the case to discuss your options.
If the company has more than 50 employees, you may take unpaid emergency leave for up to 10 days. Family Medical Leave is unpaid leave up to 8 weeks in a 26-week period to provide care to a family member when there is a significant risk of death.
You can earn $50 or 25% of your weekly benefits (whichever is higher), without changing the amount of benefits you will receive for that week.
You have up to 6 months to file a WSIB claim but it will be more beneficial to file it immediately after being injured or becoming aware of the injury.
If you are in the work force for the first time or re-entering after 2 years, you must have worked a minimum of 910 hours to qualify for benefits. If you are not in the above category, you need between 420 and 700 hours, depending on the unemployment rate in your region. Currently it is 630 hours in the Greater Toronto Area.
The basic benefit is 55% of your last average weekly insurable earnings, up to a maximum of $413 per week.
If your employment was terminated for more than 13 weeks, your employer must give you advance written notice OR pay your normal wages for a specified time depending on your length of employment. If you are fired because of your own misconduct, your employer does not have to give you notice. Your employer’s reasons for firing you might not be legally valid. If you think your employer was wrong to fire you with or without notice or you believe you should be paid for a longer period, our firm will review these concerns and advise you on your options.
According to section 5(1), every worker has a right to equal treatment with respect to employment without discrimination based on race, colour, ethnic origin, age or discrimination. If you think your employer has violated your human rights, our team will advise you on courses of action.
You can make a WSIB claim if you suffer a work-related injury that causes you to get health care, lose time from work, or lose wages.
In most jobs, you will be paid overtime (1.5 x hourly wage) when you work more than 44 hours a week.
|Human Resources and Skills Development (HRDC)
|Ministry of Labour
|Ontario Human Rights Commission
|Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB)
Income Replacement Benefit
Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits
Attendant care benefits
Death and funeral benefits
Housekeeping and home maintenance
If you have purchased additional coverage with your insurance, these limits may be exceeded. Your insurance company will want to give you as little as possible under your insurance policy. They may tell you that you are not entitled to certain benefits or they might pay less than you feel you deserve. If you believe your insurer is wrong, Mann Law will support you to get you the benefits to which you are legally entitled.
Income loss and loss of earning Capacity
Housekeeping and home maintenance
Health care expenses
Claims made by family members
Pain and suffering
Loss of financial support
If another driver caused the accident, you may be able to make a claim against them. You must start the action within 2 years of the accident.
The insurance process can be complicated and includes specific time limits that must be met. During your consultation with Mann Law, we will help you to fill out the insurance forms and make sure they are submitted on time so that your benefits are not delayed or denied.