Broad disclosure demands create issues for employers

Unions claim wide-ranging requests the result of growing sophistication
By Danielle Harder
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/04/2011

A Toronto law firm is cautioning employers to be discriminating about disclosure in advance of collective bargaining.

Daniel Fogel, a partner with Hicks Morley, said several of his clients in the social services sector have received broad disclosure requests that may not be readily accessible, or even relevant, to negotiations.

“We’re telling them to err on the side of caution,” he said.