academic Conduct and University & College Employment Lawyer
We recognize that every academic institution has unique rules of conduct and procedures for disciplinary and administrative action against its members. We understand that academic freedom is constantly under threat. We accept that not only your livelihood but also a lifetime of scholarly achievement may be at stake if you are facing proceedings you at your institution.
Academics should not try to go up against their institution of higher learning without professional legal representation. Regulatory employment proceedings in an academic setting unfortunately do not have the same checks and balances that are inherent in the court-based civil and criminal justice system. Inconsistent employment policies, unreliable evidence of alleged misconduct, and incoherent sanctions may be the result of uncontrolled proceedings if you don't have an advocate to hold the institution to account.
We represent academics throughout Canada who are facing proceedings within their institutions. We'll give you our considered legal opinion on the likely optimal outcome of your case, negotiate for you with the institution, and appear as your advocate at any proceedings. You'll have a strong ally to lean on at every stage of the proceedings.
We also represent universities and colleges and their employees dealing with employment law issues in both unionized and non-unionized environments. Employment contracts, rights to intellectual property, confidentiality agreements, pay and benefits, harassments, and dismissal can all involve complex legal issues where timely advice from a lawyer is required to prevent or reduce workplace conflict, and secure or defend against entitlement claims.
Contact us today to discuss the academic proceedings or employment law situation you may be facing.