Mobile Legal & Social Justice Initiative
The Mobile Legal and Social Justice Initiative (“MLSJI”), is a program funded by Legal Aid Ontario to provide employment law services in community legal clinics throughout southwestern Ontario. Since the outset of the program in 2016 to 2022, the shared employment lawyer for Mississauga Community Legal Services, Grey Bruce Community Legal Clinic, Halton Community Legal Services, Legal Clinic of Guelph & Wellington County, and Waterloo Region Community Legal Services has served 1,653 workers and returned nearly half a million dollars in compensation to clients.
The success of this program was featured in the Toronto Star in June 2019. The article is available online at: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/06/16/pilot-project-aimed-at-protecting-workers-fears-impact-of-ford-government-cuts.html.
What the Initiative Does:
- Provides summary advice on workers’ rights through free telephone consultations
- Works with low income workers fighting back against wrongful dismissal, discrimination, violations of employment standards, , recovery of unpaid wages, and reprisals arising out of the Occupational Health and Safety Actand the Employment Standards Act;
- Works to advance the rights of migrant workers in southern Ontario
- Provides public legal education seminars for workers
Contact your community legal clinic for free advice about your rights in the workplace.