“I believe in sticking up for what is right and fighting for the under-dog. Employees often view themselves as being in a weak bargaining position. I try to correct that.”
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Karen Zvulony is a well known, experienced and knowledgeable Toronto employment lawyer. She has been judicially recognized as authority in employment law. Ms. Zvulony provides experienced legal counsel to both employers and employees on all aspects of employment law. Ms. Zvulony prides herself on providing her clients with strategic, effective and practical advice.
Her employment law practice includes:
- wrongful dismissal,
- unjust dismissal pursuant to the Canada Labour Code,
- constructive dismissal,
- breach of fiduciary duty,
- non-solicitation and non-competition agreements,
- employment contracts,
- wrongful hiring,
- negligent misrepresentation in the employment context,
- forced resignations,
- workplace bullying and harassment and
- executive agreements and compensation.
Ms. Zvulony also represents businesses charged with provincial regulatory offences such as Liquor Licence Act violations, issues concerning insurance law, and challenging lawyer’s bills (assessment of solicitor’s accounts) See: Winning Result: Lawyer’s Bill Reduced by 95%
She is committed to protecting her client’s interests in a resolute and diligent manner.
She was quoted in numerous newspapers across Canada regarding hockey violence and the law.
Below is a sample of some of the types of cases that Karen Zvulony has handled in the past.
- Judicially recognized as an authority on Employment Law
- Effectively and efficiently negotiated substantial increases in the severance payments offered by employers
- Dismissed a multi-million dollar lawsuit launched against our client by her former employer (with costs paid to our client),
- Successfully defended a lawsuit where the client’s former employer sought hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages and an injunction for breach of fiduciary duty, solicitation of clients and misappropriation of confidential information. The action was dismissed, with costs payable to the client by his former employer.
- Effectively negotiated a very generous severance package for a long term employee whose employer terminated her for cause with no severance
- Provided strategic and effective advise to employers contemplating terminating its employees or changing the terms of employment of its employees
- Obtained a favorable settlement for an employee who sued his former employer for constructive dismissal following changes to his position.
- Secured payment for a terminated employee whose employer refused to abide by the terms of the employment contract
- Appeared before the Court of Appeal and succesfully argued against a former employer who alleged that my client breached the terms of settlement
- Successfully secured payment for a client whose vehicle was stolen after the insurance company refused to pay the claim
- Favorably resolved a lawsuit against a large insurance company by securing payment for clients after their cottage burned down and the insurer denied the clam and defended the lawsuit alleging that my clients committed arson and were resposible for the fire
Challenging a Solicitor’s Account
- Obtained a Judgment against a client’s former solicitor that reduced his lawyer’s bill by $124,000 (95% of the original bill) and successfully argued against the Judgment being set aside before the Court of Appeal of Ontario.
Education and Affiliations
Member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Appointed as a notary public under the Notaries Act.
Alumnus of Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (LL.B.)
Alumnus of York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (BA Major in Sociology).
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Karen Zvulony offers a discounted rate of $99.00 (plus tax) for the first thirty minutes of consultation. In your consultation, Karen Zvulony will:
- Listen attentively to your questions, concerns, and goals
- Ask you questions that are relevant to your case and goals,
- Analyze your case,
- Advise you on the likelihood of achieving your goals,
- Advise you on possible strategies for achieving your goals,