When to Hire an Employment Lawyer?
When to Hire an Employment Lawyer? You should hire an employment lawyer when: You have been harassed, discriminated, or retaliated against by your employer; terminated or fired from employment unfairly; being forced to sign an agreement waiving rights you are entitled to; involved in employment law dispute as employer.
When to Hire an Employment Lawyer as an Employee?
Employers can commit many wrongful actions, prohibited by employment law, that place employees in a disadvantage. You should contact an employment lawyer in any of the following situations:
You have been harassed, bullied, discriminated, or reprisal against by your employer.
You were terminated or dismissed from employment and the termination was wrongful.
You are being forced to sign an agreement waiving employment law entitlements.
The employer has violated provincial or federal laws created to protect employees.
You have been denied benefits, bonuses, incentives that you are entitled to under your employment contract.
Make sure to contact an employment lawyer as soon as you become aware of an employment law issue. Time is of the essence, and the delay could reduce your chance of success in recovering damages, or you might even be statutory barred from doing so.
When to Hire an Employment Lawyer as an Employer?
You should contact an employment lawyer if:
An employee has filed a complaint for discrimination or harassment to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (HRTO) against you.
When an employee has sent you a demand letter or has served you with an employment law legal action against you.
You plan to layoff or terminate a large number of employees, terminate an employee benefit or pension plan, or to change some material terms in an employment contract.
In many cases, an employer waits too long before consulting an employment lawyer. It always begins with a small problem, a minor defect in the employment contract; a small disagreement between employer and employee; a stupid remark (or “funny joke”) by an employer, or office manager, to an employee. But if you don’t act on it promptly, it ferment like an old wine, and before you know it, it has already gone out of hand.
Make sure to contact an employment lawyer as soon as you become aware of an employment law issue. Time is of the essence, and the sooner you fix a problem, the cheaper it will cost.
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Why HTW Law – Employment Lawyer?
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