As an employee, you are by definition working for someone else. This means that your employment is subject to certain terms and rules established by your employer, but does not mean you don’t have rights.
Employment law can be complicated as it involves a mix of contract (the terms of your employment agreement), statute (legislation established by the government, such as the Employment Standards Act and Workers Compensation Act), and common law (laws established over time by Court decisions). For example, while the Employment Standards Act does set out minimum notice periods for an employer terminating an employee’s employment, in many situations those minimum notice periods will not apply and the employee is actually entitled to much longer notice periods (or severance pay in lieu of such notice).
At Baker Newby, our employment law team has the knowledge and experience to help you understand your rights in this regard and to provide practical solutions to your potential problems. So whether you feel your employment was wrongfully terminated (or that you were not properly compensated for such termination), or simply wish assistance in understanding an employment contract that has been provided to you in connection with a promotion or new job offer, our team can provide the guidance you need.
Legal services we provide in this area include:
- Review and/or negotiation of employment contracts
- Review and/or negotiation of severance or retirement packages
- Wrongful dismissal claims and entitlement to severance
- Constructive dismissal claims
- Administrative and Court hearings
How Can We Help You?
For an initial consultation, tell us a little bit about your case and a member of our law firm will contact you within one business day.
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