What Is An Employment Lawyer?

Employment law firm OttawaEmployment lawyers fall into two broad categories: those who represent employers, and those who represent employees. If employees in the workplace are members of a union, the lawyers involved on either side practice in the related, but distinct, area of labour law. The rights and obligations of employees and employers in that context will be negotiated and governed pursuant to their collective agreement.

That collective agreement will also stipulate what happens when an employee is fired, or terminated. The most frequent time people look for an employment lawyer, unfortunately, is when they get fired, or terminated from their employment. If you are in a union, contact your union representative. If you are not in a union, the terms of your severance can be negotiated and often significantly improved upon by retaining an employment lawyer.

Laid off vs fired

Is Getting Laid Off Like Being Fired?

No. But most people use the terms interchangeably, without knowing the difference, and that includes employers. In fact, to allegedly soften the blow, some employers even tell their employees that they are being laid off, perhaps thinking that this phrase is less harsh than hearing, as Trump used to say: “you’re fired”. Under Ontario law,

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Employment law firm Ottawa

What Is An Employment Lawyer?

Employment lawyers fall into two broad categories: those who represent employers, and those who represent employees. If employees in the workplace are members of a union, the lawyers involved on either side practice in the related, but distinct, area of labour law. The rights and obligations of employees and employers in that context will be

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