Natalie C. MacDonald, Stuart E. Rudner join forces to launch new firm
TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - When the Canadian economy sheds jobs - and
it did in March as 54,500 full time positions disappeared - there's not
enough focus on the impact this has on employees and employers.
That's according to employment lawyers Natalie MacDonald and Stuart
Rudner, founders of the newly launched Rudner MacDonald LLP, a law firm
specializing in employment law.
"Employment is essential to our happiness and wellbeing. Being
dismissed is one of the most stressful events we can face," notes
And it's not any easier if you're an employer handing out pink slips.
"Having to let an employee go or conduct layoffs can be extremely
difficult. I have seen clients filled with dread by the prospect,"
According to a Statistics Canada report (April 5, 2013) 54,500 full
time, private sector employees lost their jobs this Spring. It's the
biggest loss since February, 2009.
"We practice employment law in order to make a difference in people's
lives, at one of the most stressful and vulnerable times they will ever
endure; whether employee or employer," explains MacDonald.
According to Rudner, "We both have a strong sense of fairness. Every day
in the news, you read about employees who are abused and, conversely,
employers who are taken advantage of by employees that 'work the
system'. We are here to help."
Long-time friends and colleagues Stuart Rudner and Natalie MacDonald
recently launched Rudner MacDonald LLP. They offer a combined 27 years
They provide senior counsel to employers and employees on all aspects of
the employment relationship, including policy and contract drafting,
hiring process issues, terminations, performance management,
discipline, employment contracts, human rights, workplace bullying,
harassment and social media issues.
Both Rudner and MacDonald have been repeatedly named among Canada's Top
Employment Law Practitioners - a comprehensive directory of the top
employment law and immigration law practitioners in Canada.
Natalie MacDonald is the author of 'Extraordinary Damages in Canadian
Employment Law' - the only text of its kind. Stuart Rudner is the
author of 'You're Fired! Just Cause for Dismissal in Canada'.
About Rudner MacDonald LLP
Rudner MacDonald LLP www.rudnermacdonald.com is a boutique employment law firm working with employees and
employers. In a groundbreaking case, Natalie MacDonald successfully
represented her client in Antidormi v. Blue Pumpkin Software Inc. (2004) which she pursued on behalf of the employee in the Ontario
Superior Court of Justice. In fact, this case is touted as a leading
decision in the area of inducement of employees to organizations. In
2008, Stuart Rudner represented the Human Resources Professionals
Association at the Supreme Court of Canada in the landmark employment
law case of Keays v. Honda Canada Inc. This case was described as 'one of the most anticipated wrongful
dismissal cases of the decade' by national media.
For further information on Rudner MacDonald LLP or to interview Natalie
MacDonald or Stuart Rudner, please contact Teresa Donia at iAMBIC
Communications, 905-508-5550 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Stuart Rudner on Twitter: @CanadianHRLaw
Connect with him on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/canadianhrlaw
Connect with Natalie MacDonald on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliecmacdonald
Find Rudner MacDonald LLP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rudner-MacDonald-LLP-Canadian-Employment-Law/558832834157581?ref=ts&fref=ts
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SOURCE: Rudner MacDonald LLP
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Teresa Donia, iAMBIC Communications