Achkar Law, a Barrie employment law firm, handles a variety of matters, including:
- Workplace safety
- Workplace investigations
- Wrongful terminations
- Severance packages
- Executive compensation
- Workplace harassment
- Drafting and review of employment agreements
- Violations of the Ontario Human Rights Code
Employee complaints that typically result in lawsuits or legal complaints include the following:
Gender discrimination, racial discrimination, religious discrimination, and discrimination based on sexual orientation are some of the most common forms of discrimination that employees and potential employees encounter.
This includes any inappropriate sexually suggestive behaviour and/or speech that hinders an employee’s ability to perform their duties effectively and is typically regarded as discrimination.
Harassment and bullying
Bullying and harassment in the workplace must be investigated and addressed by employers. If an employee files a complaint or the employer has reason to believe that bullying or harassment is taking place in the workplace, they have certain obligations that, if not followed, could lead to serious issues.
If an employee believes they were wrongfully terminated, they can file a lawsuit against their former employer. For instance, if there is evidence to suggest that they were terminated due to their sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or pregnancy.
At Achkar Law, we offer a wide range of legal services to both big and small companies. Achkar Law, as an employment law firm in Barrie believes that it is frequently in your best interest to address issues before they become serious and threaten your company’s health. We assist with a wide range of employment-related workplace issues, including but not limited to:
- Employment contracts
- Compensation and benefits agreements
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Agreements with independent contractors
- Workplace health and safety issues
- Developing workplace practices and policies
- Layoffs, dismissals, large-scale terminations and more
We are aware that running a business is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. As a result, we take great care to tailor our approach to your company’s unique characteristics and needs. Achkar Law is here to assist you when you need a Barrie employment law firm on your side.
Our lawyer at Achkar Law are happy to discuss your workplace concerns with you, regardless of whether you are an employee or an employer.
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