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Labour And Employment Lawyers
We Do Employment Law Differently
Teryl Scott labour and employment lawyers span a broad range of experience needed to resolve difficult and sensitive matters. These legal tools include investigation, mediation, arbitration, counselling, conflict resolution training and legal media management.
Our labour and employment lawyers work with non-profits and employees to resolve conflict. When allegations of bullying, racial discrimination and sexual harassment arise, Teryl Scott brings together appropriate professionals from various disciplines. These professionals have achieved excellence in their fields to assist and resolve the matter.
Do-It-Yourself Legal Services
Lawyers can be expensive. With DIY Legal Services you can have confidence in representing yourself. Learn how you can get the benefit of our Senior Legal Counsel’s advice, at half the price.
Labour Lawyer vs Employment Lawyers
Labour lawyers are lawyers with a specific knowledge of union-employer work relationships and collective agreements. Employment lawyers have a specific knowledge of employer-employee relationships that are not governed by collective agreements or have involvement with unions.
We provide legal information. Our responsibility is to create fair outcomes at minimal cost to you.
We work to solve your issues in a timely manner.
No retainer fees. Our lawyers bill-as-you-go.
Wrongful Dismissal Lawyer
A wrongful dismissal occurs when the employer terminates an employee without providing the appropriate amount of severance. For example if an employer alleges bad conduct of the employee and provides no notice that they are terminating the employee and no severance, they may face a wrongful dismissal claim.
Reasonable severance sometimes looks like approximately one month pay for every year of service if there is no employment contract that governs otherwise.
Contact us to talk to an employment lawyer to ask about your wrongful dismissal.
Labour Law Complaints
On a day-to-day basis, managerial fairness and a healthy work culture prevent bullying and human rights complaints from escalating to human rights commissions and to grievances and arbitration. These complaints create risks to the employer of negative publicity, exorbitant legal fees, damaged reputations and poisoned work environments.
Teryl Scott designs its services to manage and reduce these risks. At the same time, we build capacity within the organization to minimize and repair these harms.
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Employment Law FAQ's
How much does an employment lawyer cost?
Our legal coaches cost $250 / hr. For traditional representation work our Senior Legal Counsel is $450 / hr.
What does an employment lawyer do?
Employment lawyers assist employers and employees to understand their legal rights and requirements with regard to workplace issues such as human rights complaints, terminations, creating and reviewing employment contracts.
Many also provide workplace investigation and mediation services. A select few also assist organizations to manage media on legal issues and arbitrate collective agreements.
Can I sue my job for unfair treatment?
It depends on the type of unfair treatment you experience. You are protected from discrimination if you are receiving unfair treatment and the characteristic is covered by a human rights act.
These characteristics are, for examples, being female, having a particular religious belief, having a disability and/or being a person of color.
What qualifies as wrongful termination?
Wrongful termination happens when an employer does not provide notice to the employee that they are losing their job. Non-unionized employees should be given about 1 month notice of termination (working notice) for every year they worked or the equivalent in pay. It’s important to contact an employment lawyer to review the terms of severance since there are other entitlements other than 1 month notice, for example.
Can you sue an employer for wrongful termination?
Yes. Small claims court and Nova Scotia allows claims up to $25,000 which is a common way that employees seek compensation for a wrongful termination.
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