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Employment Lawyers restricted to wrongful dismissal litigation

Tel: (416) 590-1900
Fax: (416) 590-1600

info@dumarkowitz.com

17th Floor, Yonge/Eglinton Centre
2300 Yonge Street
Suite 1750
Toronto, Ontario
M4P 1E4


"Work  is one of the most fundamental aspects in a person's life, providing the individual with a means of financial support and, as importantly, a contributory role in society.  A person's employment is an essential component of his or her sense of identity, self-worth and emotional well-being."

-- Chief Justice Dickson, in Reference re: Public Service Employee Relations Act (Alberta), [1987] 1 S.C.R. 313 (Supreme Court of Canada),
at page 368.

 

   

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Experienced, aggressive, and tested in court.

Before you speak with your former employer, Toronto employment lawyers offer FREE LEGAL ADVICE to Ontarians who have been wrongfully dismissed. Du Markowitz, LLP - Employment Lawyers restricted to wrongful dismissal litigation

"The client was kept apprised of the status of the proceedings throughout, and was provided with explanations and information on the legal process...  Mr. Markowitz first contacted the former employer with a detailed demand letter, in which rather than merely making a demand for compensation for wrongful dismissal, he cited a number of legal precedents in support of the client's position.  He followed up with a detailed Statement of Claim, and a comprehensive Affidavit of Documents; he prepared written interrogatories of the defendant corporation; he attended Examinations for Discovery; he addressed undertakings and refusals; he participated in mediation; and he negotiated a settlement which, on the evidence, appears to have been very attractive for the client.  The exchange of correspondence and e-mails demonstrate that the solicitor put considerable thought into this matter...  This was, on the evidence, an excellent result for the client." 

--- Toronto Superior Court Registrar Richard Ittleman, May 25, 2010, Reasons for Judgment, Ontario court file no. CV-09-372651, at page 6.  

Experienced in both courtroom litigation and streetwise settlement negotiation, Toronto attorneys provide aggressive fixed-fee representation of wrongfully dismissed employees for maximum fair severance pay.

"That was an excellent opening statement." (referring to Howard Markowitz).

--- The Honourable Justice Catherine M. Bule, Toronto Court, June 25, 2014, on the record, Ontario court file no. SC-12-015661-00. 

As our "wrongfullydismissed.com" domain name implies, we're an established firm voluntarily restricting our employment law practice to Ontario fair termination pay recovery for the wrongfully dismissed.  That means we don't conflict ourselves by soliciting company files at the same time, and therefore not practising to impress your former employer as our next client.

"The materials were excellent, the presentations were excellent." (referring to Howard Markowitz)

--- The Honourable Justice Alfred J. O'Marra, Toronto Superior Court, May 1, 2014, on the record, Ontario court file no. CV-13-476264. 

Prosecutors of over 1,000+ wrongful dismissal lawsuits against Canada's largest banks, insurance companies, and national corporations - we won't spread ourselves thin by accepting union files, out-of-province assignments, nor other employment law retainers beyond our 19+ years Ontario wrongful dismissal litigation expertise.

"Mr. Markowitz did not strike me as having given clouded or misguided advice, nor did he strike me as having been mesmerized by any of his clients, such that he might be seen to be simply advising what he felt they wanted to hear.  On the contrary, he seemed personally passionate, even at this late date, about the facts." 

--- Ontario Superior Court Registrar Scott W. Nettie, December 14, 2007, Reasons for Judgment, Ontario court file no. 31-442791

Recognized as one of "Toronto's leading employment law firms" by Lexpert/Thomson/Reuters news - Du Markowitz lawyers stand-out for their uptown approachability and multi-disciplinary employment law practice offering individualized (1) out-of-court severance package negotiation, and (2) wrongful dismissal litigation programs by Ontario-qualified attorneys all under one roof. 

 

"Here, despite the diplomatic language, the USA's note is nothing less than an attempt by this employer to use a back channel to scuttle the hearing of a complaint against it by asking the Department of Foreign Affairs to bring the USA's objections to the attention of the body that appointed me and which can - and did, for a time - ask me to halt the proceedings. 

... In summary, I order United States of America to reinstate [N.Z.] forthwith to her position of [...] in Toronto, to compensate her fully for lost pay and benefits from August 3, 2010 to the date of reinstatement, and to pay legal costs." 

--- N.Z. v. United States of America, Canada Labour Board decision #YM2707-8829, dated March 26, 2012 - won by Howard Markowitz against United States of America 

Management lawyers know that if we've got your file, you have (1) a legitimate case, (2) heading to trial if necessary, (3) regardless of client's financial resources.  There's no greater compliment we've received than being asked by judges to represent their family members, and retained by lawyers to represent them against their former law firms.      

"[L]ittle weight can be given to the Bank's words by the time the matter had exploded into litigation. Rather, the Bank's actions speak the loudest about its true intent. ... I declare that the Complainant was unjustly dismissed and order the Bank to pay him damages in accordance with section 242(4)(a) of the Code."

--- Thornton v. Toronto Dominion Bank, 2008, FMCS File No. YM2707-7314.   

"Howard:  Have been in court all day, but congrats.  A beautiful bit of advocacy." 

--- Congratulations from former Canadian Deputy Associate Justice Minister to Howard Markowitz, on July 15, 2014, following his $111,529.52 win against Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, 2014 ONSC 3882. 

From offices overlooking the Canada Labour Board - languages include Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, French, Hebrew, Spanish, English, and German. Partners Stephen Du (C.A., LL.B) and Howard Markowitz (B.Com., Juris Doctor) additionally serve as employment law counsel to other lawyers, referrals respected.

"The submissions have been excellent." 

--- Justice Gary G. Kitchen, September 23, 2014, referring to Howard Markowitz in Durham court file no. 88234/14.

"Excellent letter, by the way."

--- Judge Thomas, October 27, 2014, referring to Du Markowitz's pre-litigation demand letter in Brampton Court file no. 08554/12.

"You did come highly recommended by my co-worker...  Her father is a court judge in Toronto, and he recommended your name." 

--- August 8, 2014 referral to Howard Markowitz. 

Managing partners,

Stephen Du, C.A., LL.B. 
Howard Markowitz, B.Com., Juris Doctor

Enquiries are welcome - please complete our confidential on-line consultation form, e-mail to info@dumarkowitz.com, call (416) 590-1900, or fax (416) 590-1600 for more information.

 

 

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