Union versus Non-Union employment

When you are considering your options regarding your employment dispute, it is important to know whether your position is unionized or not.

If it is a non-unionized position, your employment contract is between you and your employer.  This means it is up to you to enforce your employment rights.  For dismissals, you may have severance rights at common law and/or pursuant to the Employment Standards Code.

If it is a unionized position, your employment contract, referred to as a “collective agreement”, is between the union and your employer.  This means that the enforcement of your employment rights is normally by grievance process under the collective agreement.  This means that you should likely be contacting your union to file a grievance.

It is important to seek advice to determine where your legal rights fall.

For further information, contact one of our lawyers.