unionized workplace Regulation & Labour lawyer
Unionized workplaces can be the most legally complicated due to all of the contractual rules and regulations in place setting out precise language for terms of employment and dispute settlement. While workers and employers alike are supposed to be able to understand those contractual terms, in reality it was lawyers who drafted them and it may unfortunately require lawyers to interpret them.
Disputes in unionized workplaces also tend to become more formal more quickly, however they do have the benefit of staying out of court longer as there will often be an internal dispute settlement mechanism provided for. But because there can be procedural disputes over the jurisdiction of those internal processes, and further disputes over how the results of internal processes can be challenged before higher authorities, lawyer involvement is often required at least in an overall advisory capacity, notwithstanding internal employer and union non-lawyer resources may be able to manage the dispute review process.