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What You Can Do About Workplace Sexual Harassment in Ontario

KPA Lawyers – August 4, 2017 In the winter of 2017, a Brampton company was ordered to pay $60,000 (plus legal costs) to a woman who endured constant on-the-job sexual harassment before being fired. Unfortunately, cases like these are not isolated. Often, sexual harassment in the workplace goes unreported for a number of reasons. Employees often fear losing their jobs or livelihood, and many

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What to do when someone who owes you money files for bankruptcy in Canada

KPA Lawyers – August 20, 2017 Bankruptcy is a process governed by the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA). Any insolvent person who has no other way to meet his or her financial obligations may file for bankruptcy, unless they have not been discharged from a previous bankruptcy. In a bankruptcy, people or companies (“debtor”) who can no longer pay their debts give all of

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Can I sue for invasion of privacy in Ontario?

https://youtu.be/tYCoxHL91UI The short answer is yes. But there’s some things you should keep mind before you consider legal action. First, your right to privacy will be different depending on the situation. For example, in health care, persons who are health information custodians are held to a very high standard by the Privacy Health Information Protection Act. Your lawyer also owes you a duty of

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Court orders Mississauga man to pay $16k‬ to banquet hall after failing to pay for wedding

KPA Lawyers – July 3, 2018 KPA Lawyers is actively searching for the debtor described in this article. If you have information about this individual, please contact us at info@kpalawyers.ca. The Brampton Small Claims Court ordered Akmal Chaudhry (pictured) of Mississauga to pay $16,514.36 in damages and legal costs to a Mississauga banquet hall after failing to pay for his wedding. Documents filed in

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I worked for a client and they won’t pay me, now what?

Dealing with unpaid invoices for your business can be a headache. Many businesses in Ontario lose vast sums of revenue because of delinquent accounts and customers who fail to pay for goods and services that they received. Unpaid invoices are an inconvenience for large businesses, and can be critically harmful to small business owners. We’ve listed 5 things you can do to ensure you

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11 Things you should consider if you don’t have a Will

KPA Lawyers – July 27, 2018 Many people believe that if they die without a Will, the law will ensure that their assets go to their loved ones. However, the rules dealing with how assets are distributed where a person has no Will are often not what you would hope they are. Many people also believe that if they do not own much, and

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What to do if you’ve been named as a Respondent in the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

KPA Lawyers – July 6, 2018 If you have been named as a Respondent in an application filed at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, it means you have been sued because someone (the Applicant) believes that you are responsible for a violation of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. If you have received an application and notice of application directing you to file a response,

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Court orders Hamilton area man to pay almost $12,000

KPA Lawyers – September 4, 2018 Faqir Ali (pictured) KPA Lawyers is actively searching for the debtor described in this article. If you have information about this individual, please contact us at info@kpalawyers.ca. On September 4th, 2018, the Hamilton Small Claims Court ordered Faqir Muhammad Ali of Mississauga (date of birth: January 17th, 1958) to pay $11,908.00 in damages and legal costs to a

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Are the Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Clauses in my Employment Contract Enforceable?

KPA Lawyers – October 16, 2019 Very frequently employers put clauses in their employees’ contracts that state that the employee is not permitted to engage in a competing business or seek employment from a competitor after they are let go or quit their job. In common industry parlance this is referred to as a “Non-Compete”. Another clause that is almost inevitably coupled with a

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Can you sue for defamation on Facebook or Twitter in Ontario?

As the old saying goes, “a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes”, commonly misattributed to Mark Twain. It turns out the quote is more likely a modern paraphrasing of a line published hundreds of years ago by the satirist Jonathan Swift. But neither of these gentlemen lived in our highly connected world of social

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How does separation work in Ontario?

KPA Lawyers – March 2, 2019 Very few people begin an intimate relationship expecting to eventually separate in the future. That’s why when spouses and common-law partners do separate, there are often many unanswered legal issues that need to be resolved. In Ontario, the laws that govern separation, and many other aspects of family law, can be found in a piece of legislation called

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