Employment Law

Employment law is legislated provincially, federally and through a vast collection of common law principles. Your situation is unique, and North & Company LLP’s experienced employment lawyers are reliable, transparent and here to help employees and employers.

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Employment lawyers require unique skill sets and areas of expertise. Your employees are the backbone of your business, but what happens if the relationship flounders? You’ve been with your employer for a long time and suddenly been terminated. What are your rights? Employment law encompasses the life cycle of an employee-employer relationship. Whether you need a review of the initial offer of employment, information on how to effectively discipline an employee, or advice on how to handle a termination, North & Company LLP’s team of employment lawyers can guide you through your employment law needs.

Our lawyers at North & Company LLP deal with employment issues and can handle a wide variety of concerns you face as an employee. Some of the issues we assist with include, but are not limited to, wrongful dismissal, wage and hour disputes, safety in the workplace, benefits, human rights matters such as harassment or discrimination, and severance. We understand this is your livelihood, so contact one of our offices if you are an employee and need legal help. We can provide you with the assistance you deserve.

Employers across Southern Alberta trust our lawyers to help advise on aspects of employer-employee relations and employment law. We deal with a diverse set of clientele, including those with businesses that are public or private, unionized or non-unionized, and big or small. We are there to assist when an issue arises; however, our goal is to be proactive and target potential problem areas in advance so you can avoid lengthy and costly litigation procedures in the future. We understand these legal processes can be confusing and tedious. Don’t hesitate to contact one of our knowledgeable lawyers, who are ready to help.

The Alberta Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race, age, gender, disability, and more. Whether you are an employer or employee, human rights legislation will undoubtedly play a role in your workplace’s policies. Maybe you feel an employer has discriminated against you or facing a claim that you have discriminated against an employee. It could even be the case that you are seeking a professional opinion on whether your policies comply with human rights legislation; whatever the situation, our legal team is ready to resolve your questions or issues.

Every day workers in Alberta are injured on the job site, leaving the worker with injury-related expenses and employers with liability. Alberta has established the Occupational Health and Safety Act to prevent worksite incidents. Being health and safety conscious means you can reduce the occurrence of injury and lessen liability. If you are concerned about whether your workplace is compliant with regulations or is doing its duty to maximize the safety of workers, we are ready to assist. Our lawyers can walk you through the rules outlined in the health and safety legislation, advise on how your workplace can become compliant, or help you if you are facing a claim for a worker’s injury.

As important as it is to adhere to proper procedure when hiring, it is equally important to do so at termination. Wrongful dismissal can refer to situations where someone has been fired unfairly, unreasonably, or without cause. Our team of employment lawyers will listen to your concerns and guide you to find a suitable outcome.

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