Canada v UK - a comparison of key employment law principles

Employment and labour laws can be complex for multi-national employers. The latest Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's survey on employee protection put Canada marginally below the UK. Canada and the United Kingdom share a common language and a legal system based in the common law, excluding Québec which follows the Civil Code for private matters. While the basic legal principles guiding employment law have many similarities, there are import differences employers operating in both Canada and the UK need to know.

When it comes to labour and employment law, the best option is always to avoid problems in the first place. As the old adage goes, 'prevention is better than cure'. As we celebrate the first anniversary of the combination of our Canadian and UK practices, Gowling WLG's employment, labour & equalities lawyers compare key areas of Canadian and UK employment and labour laws.

Key contact
Connie Cliff
PSL Principal Associate
Location   +44 (0)121 393 0140
Location   connie.cliff@gowlingwlg.com
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