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Volunteer Lawyers and Law Students Providing


Who are we?

  • From June 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022, inclusive, the Pro Bono Employment Law Clinic provides limited (employment law) free legal services to Ontarians. 

  • Our services are provided by phone, email and/or videoconferencing due to COVID-19


Can we help?

  • Are you facing an employment related challenge due to COVID-19 or another reason such as: 

    • Unemployment

    • Underemployment

    • Workplace Safety Challenge

    • Injury suffered in the workplace 

    • Workplace Injury 

    • Workplace Violence/Harassment  

    • Discrimination and/or human rights 

    • A job-offer or a new contract due to COVID-19

  • Are you a resident of Ontario and are having difficulty affording a lawyer?


How do I contact the Employment Law Clinic?

What Services do we provide? 

  • If we can help, the clinic provides the following free limited legal services:

    • Intake interview

    • Legal analysis (oral or written) of your situation 

    • Draft letters to current/ former employers as applicable

    • Assist in writing the following legal documents to be submitted by you: 

      • Statements of Claim 

      • Applications to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

      • Complaints to the Canadian Human Rights Commission

      • Occupational Health and Safety Complaints to the Ministry of Labour/Labour Board

      • Employment Standards Act Complaints to the Ontario Ministry of Labour

      • WSIB Workplace injury claims

  • Our services end after helping you write the above documents.  




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Termination/ Wrongful Dismissal
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Human Rights
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Our team of experienced volunteer lawyers and law students from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law have joined forces to launch the Ottawa Pro Bono Employment Law Legal Clinic.

Our mandate is to provide free summary legal advice to individuals who are facing unemployment or are experiencing other work-related legal issues and who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer. Due to COVID-19 all of our services will be provided remotely through telephone, email, and videoconferencing. 

We provide our services in both official languages.

Please email a summary of your legal issue and associated questions to today and one of our law students or lawyer volunteers will get back to you within 48 hours. 


(613) 562.5800 x 3846
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One of our law students or lawyer volunteers will get back to you within 48 hours.

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