Employment law lawyer deals with employment law issues in a non-unionized workplace. By comparison, a labour lawyer is one that specializes in employment law issues in a unionized employment context.
As employment lawyers, we have the skills to advise you regarding cases of wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, discrimination and harassment and other matters related to the workplace. If you are represented by a union, the wording of your applicable collective agreement will set out the steps for dealing with any complaint (grievance) up to and including arbitration. Typically, your first step should be to speak with your union representative to initiate the process and obtain the union’s assistance in advancing your grievance. In some cases, you may require the services of a labour lawyer to assist you where you find that your union is not acting in your interest.
If you require the services of an employment lawyer, call us. We can help. We will assist you in negotiating a favourable resolution, failing which proceeding with a claim. Either way, negotiation or litigation, we have the skills and experience to effectively represent your interests and secure an appropriate result.
Most of our clients are able to resolve matters without resorting to the courts. With each party represented by counsel (normally) and with proper analysis of the common law and statutory factors governing notice and severance pay, we will represent your interests to ensure a fair and equitable Severance Package arising as a result of termination, constructive dismissal or workplace harassment.
The law surrounding your rights and obligations in the employment context is found in many different statutes including the Employment Standards Act, the Canada Labour Code, the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Canadian Human Rights Code, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, among others. In addition, there is a history of jurisprudence (case law) that has developed over time by judges deciding cases that collectively makes up the Common Law. Depending upon your fact situation, both statutory and common law principles may apply and need to be carefully considered when assessing the sufficiency of a severance proposal.
Without legal representation, you are at a significant disadvantage. We have the years of experience and knowledge to effectively and vigorously represent your interests. We will navigate the system for you. We are not afraid to go to Court, as we are first and foremost trial lawyers.
We have the knowledge and skills to effectively advocate on your behalf. As we represent both employers and employees, we are experienced and understand both sides of the bargaining table. Our litigators are skilled trial lawyers who do not shy away from the court room, when required. Our primary objective is to ensure you get what you deserve or pay no more than reasonably required.
Contact us to speak with one of our employment lawyers today!