If an employer learns of union organization efforts within their workforce, it is essential that they consult with a Labour relations lawyer to help clarify an employer’s rights and responsibilities in the circumstances.
Expert advice is crucial during the union organization and collective bargaining phases. Some employers act to oppose the union without expert labour lawyers. These employers sometimes unwittingly commit what is known as an “unfair labour practice” – any conduct that has the effect of interfering with employees’ rights to bargain collectively.
If the labour board finds that an employer has committed an unfair labour practice, the consequences for that employer can be dire – in some cases, the Union can be automatically certified to represent the workforce.
Our labour lawyers can help you voice your opposition to unionization while remaining in full compliance with the law. If the union has filed an unfair labour practice effectively against your company, our labour lawyers have the expertise and resources to help you oppose it.