In September 2021, a case decision in the province of British Columbia made a significant development with respect to the rights of trans and non-binary people at work. The judgement will have implications for the law across Canada, including here in Ontario. The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal found a restaurant and some of […]Read More
We are delighted to announce the arrival of Millard & Company, a boutique, Toronto-based litigation firm, specializing in employment and human rights law. Our partners, Ben Millard and Carol Street, have worked together for over a dozen years, and have been partners since 2011. Marcus McCann joined us in 2015, and we have spent the […]
Over the course of 10 hearing days, our lawyers Mika Imai and Marcus McCann argued a landmark case at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario – that the Ontario government’s decision to retreat to the 1998 sex-ed curriculum was discriminatory and contrary to the Human Rights Code. Our firm was supported by three interveners – […]
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) seeks to make Ontario accessible for persons with disabilities by 2025. The Act focuses on various private and public spaces, including in employment, customer service and transportation. While it’s been more than 10 years since the law first came into force, many workplaces still aren’t compliant. […]
The Ontario government has announced plans to retreat to the sex-ed curriculum developed in 1998. Our firm is challenging this decision at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario arguing, on behalf of an 11-year-old trans student, that the policy is discriminatory and will cause significant harm to LGBTQ2+ students. See below for coverage of the […]
Mika’s former client, Joshua Ferguson, is making a documentary about their fight for recognition of their non-binary gender on government documentation. You can find Joshua’s trailer here: From Turbid Lake Pictures on Vimeo.
Recreational marijuana is expected to be legal in Canada as of October 17, 2018. In preparation for this landmark change, we wanted to give employers and employees a heads up on what it might mean for them. At the outset, it’s important to keep in mind that marijuana being legal doesn’t mean that employees suddenly […]
"It was an absolute pleasure to work with Ben Millard at Millard & Company Barristers and Solicitors. Before signing on to use his services he took the time to answer any and all questions we had so that we felt confident when choosing him to help us with our legal matter. Once we signed on, this did not change. He was always very quick to answer our questions or address our concerns. He was very quick to let us know our next moves and did not sit on anything which was well appreciated. Would recommend to anyone to use his services. Kind, courteous, and genuinely great person to deal with!"
- M. C.
"It was a great pleasure, and a great experience, for our not-for-profit organization to work with Marcus McCann to assist us to rewrite our by-laws. Marcus was professional, knowledgeable and understanding of our issues and committed to helping us to frame our new by-laws in the context of both our organization's vision, mission and values and the law as it relates to not-for-profit organizations. He was diligent, completed the work within the time frame we agreed upon, responded to phone calls and emails promptly, and was always courteous to me and my colleagues. I thoroughly recommend Marcus for any organization who needs legal assistance, particularly in developing by-laws."
- J. M.
"Within a day I was connected to Ben Millard and he walked me through the approach and compensation once he understood my circumstances. He negotiated a good deal and it was settled in less than three weeks (would have been faster except for summer holiday). He was always available for questions during the negotiation and will answer questions on any future contracts vis a vis the severance package. With Ben I know I got the best deal i could."
- T. S.
"This is the second occasion for me reaching out to Ben Millard for his employment related expertise. I greatly appreciate Ben’s clear and concise counsel. His ability to distill the relevant and important issues from all the “noise” makes working with him to be efficient and effective. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any employment law matters."
- T. W.