Employment Disputes

“During my 40+ years as a commercial lawyer, catering to owner operated business, I’ve maintained relations with subspecialists in many areas of practice where I will not go. After crossing paths with Nikolay, who was then advising “the other side” in a transaction I was involved with, I decided I wanted to get to know him. I did, and after retaining him on one very sensitive matter, he is now my go to guy for employment law issues.He is practical and sees the forest as well as the trees. Importantly, he is an effective negotiator towards settlement, but is prepared to litigate.”

~ Howard Saginur (Toronto, ON)

Employment Dispute (October 2021)

“Working with Nikolay was an exceptional experience. By its very nature the employment termination is unpleasant and was difficult as I had been at my firm for many years. He is an excellent communicator, regularly providing updates and outlining scenarios that could come up as my case progress in order to prepare me for upcoming decisions. He is also very strategic and collaborative, we would work together to determine next steps and he would listen to my position and then we would move forward in a clear and unified way. Nikolay would try to work in a diplomatic manner with my former employer, but was always prepared to go to litigation. I cannot say enough about Nikolay from a legal perspective as he was excellent. His personal approach was also appreciated, he would regularly check in to see how I was doing along the whole way. All of this to say, Nikolay guided me through a difficult process following an unexpected termination, in a way that shows his dedication to his clients and passionate about his work. I trusted that Nikolay had my best interest in mind and would push for the best result. I would also like to share how wonderful it was to work with Alua from Nikolay’s office. She was always polite, professional and made sure anything I needed was addressed.”

~ Marvin C (Toronto, ON)

Human Rights Litigation (April 2021)

“It took the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal nearly 7 years to adjudicate my human rights – discrimination based on disability – complaint. My former employer used every procedural opportunity to delay my case. I was so relieved and happy to find Nikolay Chsherbinin, who really listened to my story for the first time. Mr. Chsherbinin argued my case for 13 days, cross-examined 11 witnesses, defended a number of motions and never ever backdown. As a result, I won! Mr. Chsherbinin’s procedural knowledge is second to none, his written advocacy is excellent, his positive personality is encouraging and his determination is dogged. Our family recommends Mr. Chsherbinin for all your human rights, employment and litigation needs.”

~ Kathy Finstad (Toronto, ON)

Employment Dispute (December 2020)

“I hired Nikolay immediately following the elimination of my position at work to improve the quality of my severance package. Because we are in the midst of a pandemic, I was worried about how long the monies paid would last as finding quality employment during this period is challenging. Nikolay immediately put me at ease, and after just a couple meetings, I was well on my way to securing the severance pay I needed, a 150% increase over the initial offer. Nikolay is down to earth, personable, and strategic in his approach, I felt well-informed throughout the entire process. I’d hire him again and recommend him to all my friends and family. Thank you!”

~ Mike N (Toronto, ON)

Employment Dispute (May 2021)

“Mr. Chsherbinin came to me highly recommended from a senior level executive, who had used his services on several occasions regarding “executive severance” packages. He is extremely creative, a great strategist, and a tough negotiator. He is not afraid of taking on the large downtown law firms, nor is he afraid of full on litigation. His council and coaching were extremely valuable and worth every dollar spent. He successfully negotiated my case, and put real money in my pocket!”

~ J. F. (Toronto, ON)

Employment Matter (July 2020)

“I had been with the company for over 25 years. Following my dismissal, I was offered a severance package, but was not sure if it was fair. My friends recommended that I have Nikolay Chsherbinin review it. I am so glad that I listened to them, because it turned out that the severance package was not fair. I hired Mr. Chsherbinin to represent me. A few shrewd practical moves later, Nikolay got me a much better severance! I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. Throughout the process, which was stressful, Nikolay kept me informed, educated me about my rights and encouraged me. I am giving Mr. Chsherbinin “5 starts” and recommending him to anyone who needs an experienced employment lawyer.”

~ Sonya Mosher (Toronto, ON)

Corporate Employment Disputes (April 2020)

“Chsherbinin Litigation has been very helpful as it pertains to employment law. We have consulted them on numerous occasions and have always been pleased with their level of knowledge, quick response, and actionable recommendations. We’ve had some complex circumstances during instances such as acquisitions, restructuring, and complicated employee work agreements, but they have always provided us with valuable insights and guidance on navigating sensitive matters. Chsherbinin Litigation have been instrumental in helping us understand our legal rights and obligations in order to make informed decisions in difficult circumstances.”

~ Rita Simkin (Toronto, ON)

Employment Dispute (January 2020)

“A senior employment lawyer referred me to Mr. Chsherbinin for his expertise in employment and immigration matters. My wrongful dismissal involved both. Mr. Chsherbinin’s nuanced knowledge of the workings of the immigration law and its impact on my employment-related entitlements persuaded my multi-billion employer to significantly enhanced my severance package. If you are looking for a lawyer who really fights for your rights, then go and see Mr. Chsherbinin. I recommend him highly.”

~ Dikea Katakis (Toronto, ON)

Prevention of Deportation (December 2019)

“During our meeting, Mr. Chsherbinin told us that we have 2% chance to succeed in our difficult deportation case (…a devastatingly honest estimate). Four days before his deportation, Mr. Chsherbinin managed to get my husband released from the immigration detention. Just – 2 days – before his deportation, Mr. Chsherbinin persuaded the Federal Court to cancel my husband’s removal. This was a very intense week for our family. Mr. Chsherbinin’s procedural strategy was bold and had no room for error. He executed it flawlessly. Nikolay’s dedication to our success was incredible (he literally did not sleep while working on our Federal Court case). He never hesitated and, importantly, kept us informed every step of the way. Mr. Chsherbinin is a very positive, decisive and incredibly creative lawyer. If your immigration case is complex, do yourself a favour, go see Mr. Chsherbinin first. His professional services are not cheap, but his procedural knowledge, advocacy skill, tenacity and supportive personality, would make all the difference in your case. Our family highly recommends Mr. Chsherbinin to yours.”

~ Nino Kopaliani (Toronto, ON)

Employment Dispute (June 2019)

“At the time I lost my C-level employment, my ex-employer accused me of a number of wrongdoings, a calculated move to deny me a large severance. When severance negotiations stalled, I switched to Mr. Chsherbinin from another employment lawyer. Mr. Chsherbinin’s decisive procedural steps not only recovered significant severance for me, got my legal fees repaid, but also fend off vexatious claims against me. Mr. Chsherbinin is a positive and pragmatic strategist. If you, like I, lost your executive employment, go see Nikolay first. I recommend him highly for his professional skills and personality.”

~ Drew, K (Toronto, ON)

Appeal: Humanitarian & Compassionate (September 2019)

“Many lawyers told me that a refusal of my Humanitarian & Compassionate application is un-appealable and that I should not waste money on appeal. Then, I met Mr. Chsherbinin. He encouraged me not to give up; launched an appeal in the Federal Court; came up with creative legal arguments and WON! Less than 1.5 months after the court released its decision, the Canadian government approved my application and I am now a permanent resident of Canada. I observed Mr. Chsherbinin in the Federal Court during his oral arguments and was very impressed with the manner in which he laid out arguments for a judge and responded to tough questions from the judge. I agree with many reviewers (below) who said that you need to go and see Nikolay before you give up. I recommend Nikolay highly for his positive personality, trustworthiness, determination and advocacy skills. As an old adage goes: “you get what you paid for.” Don’t make the mistake I made by hiring an inexpensive lawyer. Instead, go and see Mr. Chsherbinin first.”

~ Galina Taghiyeva (Toronto, ON)

Contractors Dispute (October 2019)

“We found ourselves in a position where we were being taken advantage of by contractors. Work was not complete, and we were being pressured to pay for even more work to remedy the issue. Mr. Chsherbinin’s litigation strategy helped us fend off this pressure, and got them to reverse their position. We recommend Mr. Chsherbinin highly and without reservations to anyone who might make use of his legal services.”

~ Sean Bryson (Toronto, ON)

Workplace ESA Issues

“Our clinic benefited from Mr. Chsherbinin’s savvy legal advice that saved us money. We highly recommend Mr. Chsherbinin and his team for their personable, dedicated and timely service.”

~ Downsview Clinic (Toronto, ON)

Just Cause Dismissal (June 2019)

“Mr. Chsherbinin represented me in a wrongful dismissal dispute where my ex-employer countersued me for negligence and legal fees. Nikolay took my case all the way to trial. Days before trial, my ex-employer caved. It abandoned its lawsuit and settled. I recommend Mr. Chsherbinin highly for his resoluteness and professional skills.”

~ Olha, P (Toronto, ON)

Appeal: Employee or Independent Contractor (October 2018)

“Our company retained Mr. Chsherbinin to represent us on an appeal before the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Mr. Chsherbinin’s persuasive advocacy, litigation skills, perseverance and diligence resulted in a victory. We highly recommend Mr. Chsherbinin for all your employment-related needs.”

~ HealthMax Physio Clinics (Toronto, ON)