Helping everyday Calgarians obtain
justice in the workplace.
Under Alberta Law, an employee who has not been provided proper notice of termination has been wrongfully dismissed. Bad faith termination can also expose employers to additional aggravated or punitive damages.
SEVERANCE PACKAGE REVIEWS
Severance package calculations depend on a number of factors specific to the employee, including: age, tenure, specialized skillset(s), state of the economy and managerial/supervisorial duties.
Contractors can be owed severance pay too under the legal doctrine of 'Dependent Contractorship'. This is often the case regardless of how you are described in your contract, whether or not you own your own business or if you pay your own income taxes.
Employment agreements can be lengthy, complex, and consequential to your long term well being. We are trained to look for red flags in written contracts and can help you understand your rights and obligations before signing a new agreement.
Restrictive covenants in the form of non-competition or non-solicitation clauses can seriously limit your employment prospects. The good news is that many of these clauses are not enforceable. Contact an employment specialist to find out why.
Is your employer trying to illegally force you out of your job through pay cuts, demotions, or the creation of an intolerable work environment? Constructive Dismissal aka 'Dismissal by Disguise'.
CEOs, directors and upper management often face unique challenges upon termination due to lengthy employment contracts, complicated compensation schemes or lingering professional/fiduciary responsibilities.
TERMINATION FOR CAUSE
Termination for cause is rarely upheld and your employer must meet a high standard of proof. If you were not provided with at least three warnings prior to being dismissed, there is a good chance your employer owes you severance pay.
Every employee has an implied right to be treated with respect in the workplace. If you feel you are trapped in a toxic work atmosphere, you have options and we are here to help.
SHORT TERM/LONG TERM
Are you currently on short term or long term disability? Thinking about taking stress leave? Is your employer hassling you to return to work? Contact us today to understand your rights.