Employment Law + Wrongful Dismissal
If you have been called into the HR department and have just been presented with a termination package, you should not sign anything and you should call us at 905-436-9015 ext 100.
You will be asked by us to provide a small retainer, and either the same day or within 24 hours you will have a consultation with Joe, and he will guide you through the process of negotiating with your employer to get adequate compensation for having your employment terminated.
A number of things you should be aware of:
1. The “deadline” that some employers try to impose on you to accept their offer should not create an emergency for you to prevent you from getting proper advice. Don’t feel pressured to sign off on your rights before you call or email us.
2. Employers seldom give you their best offer in the initial termination package that you are presented with in the termination meeting.
3. If you signed an employment contract with your employer that limits the amount of termination pay to the statutory minimum, the contract may be invalid, in which case you may be entitled to common law notice, which is higher than statutory minimum termination pay.
4. If you are terminated by a large employer (annual payroll higher than $2.5M), and you have been employed for at least 5 years, you are entitled to (i) severance pay, at the rate of 1 week of pay per year of employment, up to a maximum of 26 weeks; plus (ii) termination pay, at the rate of 1 week per year of employment, up to a maximum of 8 weeks.
We offer success based fee agreements, such that we only get paid if we either negotiate a better deal for you than what you were offered by your employer, or we go to court and secure an award for you which is higher than what you were offered.
The breakdown of the employment relationship can be one of the most stressful and financially trying times in a client’s life. Our lawyers are sensitive to your needs and are here to help. We offer employment law consultations, flexible hourly rates and contingency fee retainer agreements – where we don’t get paid unless you get paid! By representing both employers and non-unionized employees, Neal Law clients benefit from having counsel who thoroughly understand all sides of an issue. Our “full service” firm has assisted clients in all aspects of the employment relationship, including:
Severance package review and negotiation;
Wrongful dismissal litigation;
Constructive dismissal litigation;
Occupational Health & Safety Act and Employment Standards Act Claims;
Employment contract review;
Harassment, human rights and discrimination claims;
Employment Insurance appeals
At Neal Law, we have extensive experience in representing employers. Services offered by Neal Law to employers include:
Termination advice and document drafting
Wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal and human rights complaint defences
Hiring advice and employment agreement drafting
Workplace Violence and Harassment Policy/employee handbook review and drafting
Have you experienced an employment issue?
Your livelihood could depend on sound legal advice. We offer comprehensive services you can trust.
At Neal Law, we believe that employment law is a critical area which is often under-utilized when it comes to employer and employee rights. Choose a firm that will go the distance for your employment law needs.
Our Commitment to Results
With a track record of delivering for our clients, ensure that you are exploring all avenues when considering your rights. Whether you are an employee or employer, Neal Law can assist in ensuring that your full legal rights are being considered when taking a legal action.