Toronto Employment Lawyer Developing Proactive Mitigation-to-Litigation Strategies
Haynes Law Firm follows the adage, “hope for the best, prepare for the worst”. Operating under the assumption that every case will be tried in court, the firm works with employer and employee clients to deescalate and prevent disputes, while simultaneously preparing for trial.
Mitigation-to-Litigation: Proactively Preventing and Preparing for Litigation
Resolving conflicts through early intervention is always Plan A. Meticulously preparing for litigation at the outset should Plan A become untenable is Plan B. From the moment Haynes Law Firm begins working with a client, both Plan A, resolving disputes before they escalate, and Plan B, developing a sound litigation strategy, are set in motion. Working in tandem, Plan A and Plan B serve to strengthen one another and often result in an early resolution of the matter.
Preparing each client matter as if it is destined for trial provides a substantial advantage when negotiating a possible settlement. The meticulous preparation conducted by Paulette Haynes and her team gives Paulette the most comprehensive knowledge of the client’s matter and helps her create an equally thorough strategy for resolving conflict, whether through negotiation, arbitration, or mediation. If the matter proceeds to trial, the early trial preparation is a huge advantage and offers a significant leg-up on the opposing party.
Preventative Counselling for Employers
Haynes Law Firm works with employers throughout Ontario to develop proactive risk management solutions aimed at eliminating, minimizing, and managing workplace conflicts and disputes. Paulette Haynes is particularly adept at developing policies, procedures and protocols for employers that prevent workplace disputes and at the same time create a paper trail of supporting documentary evidence should litigation become necessary. Clearly drafted policies, procedures, and protocols that account for and address potential areas of contention significantly reduce conflict and disputes by minimizing misunderstandings.
Paulette and her team of employment law professionals also offer preventative counselling, progressive discipline policies, and in-house counsel support to employers. In addition to providing proactive mitigation services, Paulette also counsels employers reactively amid conflict. Acting on behalf of employers, but working discreetly behind the scenes, Paulette can address employee concerns, respond to pressing issues, and deescalate conflict in real-time.
Empowering Strategies for Employees
Haynes Law Firm helps employees protect their rights while also proactively creating an effective trial strategy through all stages of the employment relationship. Paulette Haynes and her team review proposed employment contracts to ensure the terms of employment are clear from the outset, thereby avoiding disagreements between the parties in the future.
If employees are faced with conflict in the workplace during their employment, Paulette and her team act quickly to document any incidents of the employer’s failure to meet its obligations under the law, employment agreement, or workplace policies. This strategy is fluid and continuously adapts throughout the stages of an employment dispute to secure the best possible outcome.
Small but remarkably mighty, Haynes Law Firm levels the playing field for employees and their employers. When facing a dispute with an employer, especially a large organization with seemingly unlimited resources, employees often feel intimidated and powerless. Haynes Law Firm offers employees the approachable environment of a small firm, with the knowledge and access of the largest Bay Street firms.
Keeping Litigation in Mind in Alternative Dispute Resolution
The team at Haynes Law Firm understands the importance of resolving disputes in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible and explores opportunities for alternative dispute resolution throughout each client matter. These options may include negotiation, mediation, or arbitration. Even in the context of these processes, however, Paulette Haynes ensures the strategy taken is one that positions the client’s case for the best possible outcome in court if litigation is required in the future.
Preparing each client matter as if it is destined for trial provides a substantial advantage when negotiating a possible settlement. The meticulous preparation conducted by Paulette and her team gives Paulette the most comprehensive knowledge of the client’s matter and helps her create an equally thorough strategy for resolving conflict, whether through negotiation, arbitration, or mediation. It also ensures the preservation of evidence for use in any resolution process that may be explored throughout an employment dispute.
As a cornerstone of the employment law bar in Canada for almost 30 years, Paulette has a wealth of knowledge about the legal landscape and opposing employment lawyers. This insight allows her to anticipate the other party’s strategy and tailors her client’s case to match. Paulette’s decades of experience lessen the risk of unforeseen complications or legal challenges in all forms of dispute resolution pursued in a matter.
Contact Haynes Law Firm in Toronto for Experienced Pre-Litigation Strategy in Employment Conflicts
Haynes Law Firm provides employers and employees with strategic legal advice to set them up for success, no matter the circumstances of the case. Paulette’s vast experience and meticulous attention to detail make her exceptionally skilled at identifying potential issues, planning for long-term objectives, and closing loopholes. Highly regarded for the effectiveness of her mitigation strategies, Paulette’s services and advice are regularly sought after by employers and colleagues alike. To discuss how Paulette Haynes and her team can help you, please reach out by phone at 416-593-2731 or online.