Legal Cases

We have done our best to list every major legal decision dealing with migrant agricultural workers in Canada – and may expand to the U.S. and beyond later on!

*Justicia was a main party/supported a main party

^Justicia intervened

Employment / Labour
Human Rights
Health Care/Workers’ Compensation
Constitutional Challenges
  • ^Ontario (Attorney General) v. Fraser, 2011 SCC 20: Constitutional challenge to the Agricultural Employees Protection Act that excluded agricultural workers from the Labour Relations Act but created a separate regime for them. Unsuccessful.
  • Dunmore v. Ontario (Attorney General), 2001 SCC 94: Constitutional challenge to the Labour Relations and Employment Statute Law Amendment Act which repealed the Agricultural Labour Relations Act (the only act that allowed agricultural workers to unionize and collectively bargain), and effectively barred them from organizing. Successful.