Can I sue my former employer in court?
Question & AnswerCan I sue my former employer in court?
3. Get legal advice
To make sure you know your options and are able to make the best choice about what to do, it's a good idea to get legal advice.
A lawyer with experience in employment law can help by giving you advice about:
- how much your employer might have to pay you, if you were fired
- whether you should file a claim with the Ministry of Labour or go to court
- what other rights you may have
The Law Society Referral Service can give you the name of a lawyer or paralegal you can consult with for free, for up to 30 minutes.
JusticeNet is a program for Canadians with low or moderate incomes. It connects people with lawyers and paralegals who charge lower legal fees based on your income.
There are community legal clinics across Ontario that provide free legal services to people with low incomes. Some clinics help people with work-related problems. And if a clinic can't help you, they may be able to refer you to someone in your community who can.