Representing Employees in Ottawa and Beyond
A job is usually about much more than just a pay cheque. It can also be part of a career path, part of your identity and a way to ensure stability in other parts of your life.
Because our society recognizes the importance of the workplace, a number of laws and rules govern it. They set out your rights and obligations as an employee, and your employer's rights and obligations as a business owner. These rules are based on:
- Legislation such as human rights codes and workplace safety codes, including the Employment Standards Act, Canada Labour Code and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
- Major court decisions in employment cases
- Contract law
If you have a problem in any part of your job, whether at the beginning, end or somewhere in the middle, an entire field of law exists to help you.
At Vey Willetts LLP, this is the only legal field we deal with.
Knowing What You're Worth
Sometimes the help you need involves learning about your own rights and the actions you can take to protect yourself. You may also benefit from our assistance as you strive to work out problems through negotiation or cooperation with your employer, or you may require our impassioned advocacy for you in court.
The sooner you call a lawyer when you run into problems at work, the better. Many of our clients only contact us after they have already taken steps that may affect their chances to get the best results. Whenever you call, we will explain all of your rights and options, and help you make the best decisions for your future.
Our services for employees involve advice and representation for a number of topics, including:
- Job loss, including dismissal for cause
- Severance packages
- Severe and harmful changes in the nature of your job, such as your salary, benefits, work location or title (also known as constructive dismissal)
- Employment contract review, including non-compete and non-solicitation clauses and termination clauses
- Determination of employee/contractor status
- Discrimination, sexual harassment and human rights matters
- Workplace violence
- Bullying and harassment
- Canada Pension Plan disability claims
- Short-term and long-term disability
- Workplace privacy
- Rights under the Employment Standards Act or Canada Labour Code
Employment and Labour Laws are not always straightforward, but whether you are an employee or an employer, understanding your rights and duties will only stand to benefit you. Reach out to an employment lawyer or labour lawyer today if you have any questions and be sure to get what you deserve and safeguard yourself for the future. The lawyers at Vey Willetts LLP have a proven track record and are happy to assist.
Our employment lawyers and labour lawyers serve clients throughout Ontario.
Call us today at 1-800-296-7989 or fill out our online form.
Info For Employees
- Wrongful Dismissal
- Severance Packages
- Constructive Dismissal
- Employment Contract Review
- Contractor Status
- Workplace Harassment and Bullying
- Canada Pension Plan Disability Claims
- Employment Insurance
- Human Rights and Discrimination
- Pregnancy and Parental Leave
- Restrictive Covenants: Understanding Enforceability and Liability
- Types of Discrimination in the Workplace
- Denial of Disability Benefits
- Workplace Privacy
- What is 'Just Cause' for Dismissal?
- Understanding the Employment Standards Act (ESA)
- Non-Compete/Solicitation Agreements
- Without Cause Termination and Employment Standards
- Vacation Pay