Representation for Employees
At Lesperance Mendes, we provide practical advice and cost-effective legal services to employees who find themselves in a vulnerable position relative to their employer. Our goal is to level the playing field by guiding you through the court process, negotiating a fair settlement and representing you at a trial or hearing.
Losing your job is often a stressful experience. You may be faced with a complicated release that requires you to relinquish or waive certain rights in exchange for severance pay. Your employment contract may limit you to the statutory minimum notice, but it may not be enforceable. If you do not have a written employment agreement, there are a number of factors to consider when determining your entitlement to common law reasonable notice. If you have been let go by your employer, contact a lawyer at Lesperance Mendes to discuss your rights and remedies.
At the start of your new job, you may be required to sign an employment agreement or letter of hire. These agreements are often drafted by lawyers in order to protect the interests of their client, your employer. The agreement may prohibit you from competing with your employer after your job comes to an end. It also may limit your entitlement to severance or notice. Before you sign an employment contract, bring it to a lawyer at Lesperance Mendes for independent legal advice.
Since 1997, our law firm has represented employees whose rights were violated by an employer. Our team has experience and legal knowledge in specific areas that include:
- Wrongful dismissal lawsuits
- Reviewing and negotiating employment contracts
- Constructive dismissal claims
- Mass layoffs resulting in class action lawsuits
- Employment Standards Act violations
- Human Rights Code complaints
- Occupational health and safety issues
- Reviewing and negotiating severance packages
- Confidentiality agreements
- Non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
- Obligations to your former employer