Employment and Human Rights Law

What is Employment Law?

 Employment law governs the rights and duties between employers and workers. Also referred to as labor law, these rules are primarily designed to keep workers safe   and make sure they are treated fairly, although laws are in place to protect employers’ interests as well. Employment laws are based on federal and state constitutions,   legislation, administrative rules, and court opinions. A particular employment relationship may also be governed by contract.


 Corinna Traill has extensive experience in representing employers, from small businesses to international corporations.  A dual citizen and small business owner herself, Corinna is the former President of the Osgoode Hall Law School Labour & Employment Law Society, she completed her Articles of Clerkship with one of Canada’s leading labour law firms in Toronto and is an active member of the Bowmanville Business and Professional Women’s Club. Legal services offered for employers include:

  • Termination advice and document drafting;
  • Wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal and human rights complaint defences;
  • Hiring advice and employment agreement drafting;
  • Independent Contractor Agreement drafting;
  • Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policy drafting;
  • Workplace Violence and Harassment Policy and Procedures for implementing same and employee handbook review and drafting.


 The breakdown of the employment relationship can be one of the most stressful and financially trying times in a client’s life. Corinna is sensitive to your needs and is here to help.  She offers employment law consultations, flexible hourly rates and contingency fee and deferred billing retainer agreements – where she doesn’t get paid until you get paid.  By representing both employers and non-unionized employees, Traill Law clients benefit from having counsel who thoroughly understand all sides of an issue.

Corinna is an active member of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund, Equal Voice and she a local politician who grew up in a working class community in Bowmanville. In an age of #MeToo where workers are no longer afraid to come forward to report workplace harassment and violence, Corinna has earned a reputation as a fierce advocate for employees, including women, LGBTQ2SIA and other-abled people and minorities, when their workplace rights or human rights are violated. The legal services Traill Law offers to employees include, but are not limited to:

  • Severance package review and negotiation (flat fee severance package review: $350 plus HST);
  • Wrongful dismissal litigation;
  • Constructive dismissal litigation;
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act and Employment Standards Act Claims;
  • Employment contract review;
  • Harassment, human rights and discrimination claims;
  • Employment Insurance appeals.

  Contact us for your general employment law consultation!  Price: $275 plus HST.