What To Do When You Have Been Terminated in Edmonton Alberta
If you are terminated without cause, a lawyer can help you understand whether what your employer is offering you by way of notice or pay in lieu of notice is fair taking into account all of your individual characteristics as well as any applicable termination clauses.
If you have been terminated, whether with just cause or without, booking a consultation with one of our lawyers will help you determine whether your employer is treating you in accordance with the law.
If you have been terminated with just cause, then seeking advice from a lawyer can be even more valuable. As discussed above, proving just cause is not clear cut and depends on the circumstances of each individual case. While your employer may initially assert just cause against you, it does not mean that they are actually justified in doing so and you may be entitled to a significant amount of severance.
In every case, our firm’s main objective is recover the most severance and other compensation possible in the shortest amount of time. To achieve this outcome, all of our employment lawyers use a well-tested process for getting these results:
- Step 1. A thorough legal consultation where our lawyers will sit down with you or connect with you over the phone to review the facts of your case, explain the legal issues to you, and outline your options to recover fair compensation (any fee for the consultation is tax deductible);
- Step 2. We prepare a Reasonable Notice Assessment to calculate how much compensation you may be owed, and research previous cases that are relevant to your case;
- Step 3. We prepare a Legal Argument for you based on the specific facts of your case, and how the law applies to your case, and why you are entitled to compensation or some other remedy;
- Step 4. We incorporate the Legal Argument into a Legal Demand which is delivered to your former or current employer which proposes a Settlement. This Legal Demand will have a deadline by which the employer must respond failing which a lawsuit may be commenced.
- Step 5. All of our lawyers are trained and experienced in employment law negotiations, and we will bring all of these skills to bear in order to achieve the most competitive settlement possible.
Our lawyers are very successful in generating settlements using the above process, however, if a settlement cannot be reached, our lawyers will aggressively advocate on your behalf using the courts, the Alberta Human Rights Commission, Employment Standards, or Arbitration.
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At Taylor Janis LLP, we have the skills, knowledge, and expertise to handle all of your employment & labour law needs.
We also have a dedicated intake form to help you get the ball rolling. Our intake team will review your specific case and advise you on the next steps to take as well as what to expect moving forward.
Our Edmonton office is open 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Mon—Fri.
Sarah Levine is a lawyer in the firm’s Edmonton office but acts for clients throughout Alberta and British Columbia. She practices primarily in the area of workplace law, including wrongful dismissal, workplace harassment, severance review, human rights and discrimination issues, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and various other employment matters.