Calgary Employment Lawyer for Employees
We advise employees on their rights at all stages of employment. Whether you are experiencing issues in the workplace such as harassment or discrimination, feel that you have been unfairly terminated, or are simply unsure about your legal rights at work, we are here for you.
Let our knowledgeable employment lawyers help you understand your rights and advise you on the best course of action for you.
We provide advice to Alberta employees on the following:
- Wrongful Dismissals
- Just Cause Dismissals
- Constructive Dismissals
- Severance Pay
- Human Rights
- Disability in the Workplace
- Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination
- Employment Agreements/Termination Clauses in Alberta
- Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Clauses
- Independent and Dependent Contractor Issues
- Maternity and Paternity Leave Issues
If you have been wrongfully dismissed, a lawyer can help calculate the amount of reasonable notice that you may be entitled to under the law, as well as any other damage entitlements.
Just Cause Dismissals
We can help review your matter and determine whether your employer actually had “cause” to terminate you, or if you have a potential claim for wrongful dismissal.
If you believe that you have been constructively dismissed, it is a good idea to speak to an employment lawyer before you resign if possible, in order to preserve your rights and ensure you are aware of all your legal options.
Severance Package Review
If you’ve received a severance package from your employer, its provisions may fall short of what you’re entitled to. Let the experienced employment lawyers at West Legal provide you with a detailed legal opinion on whether you’re entitled to more than what you’ve been offered.
Employment Contract/Agreement Review
We will review your employment contract before you sign it so you’re 100% sure of your rights and obligations before you begin a new job.
Even if you ‘quit’ your job, you may have actually been ‘constructively dismissed’ in the eyes of the law if your employment situation was so untenable that you had no other option than to resign.
Non-Compete & Non-Solicitation Clauses
Non-compete and Non-solicitation clauses are not always as straightforward as they seem. The employment lawyers at West Legal are able to determine whether these clauses in your contract are enforceable.
If your employer fails to pay you adequate vacation pay upon dismissal, we can help you pursue your unpaid entitlements.