Achkar Law is an employment law firm Newmarket, assisting employees and employers.
A wide range of legal issues pertaining to the relationship between an employer and employee is referred to as “employment law.” Due to the existence of employment laws enacted by both the provincial and federal governments, it can be extremely challenging, particularly for larger businesses, to navigate the landscape of rights and regulations that overlap and, in some instances, appear to contradict one another.
An employment lawyer can assist with:
- Workplace safety
- Workplace investigations
- Wrongful terminations
- Severance packages
- Executive compensation
- Workplace harassment
- Drafting and reviewing employment agreements
- Violations of the Ontario Human Rights Code
Discrimination: Discrimination, which is one of the most common issues that employees and potential employees face, can be caused by a variety of factors, including gender discrimination, racial discrimination, religious discrimination, and discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Sexual Harassment: This is any inappropriate sexual suggestive behaviour and/or speech that creates an atmosphere that hinders the employee’s ability to perform their duties effectively, which is typically regarded as a form of discrimination.
Harassment and Bullying: Employers must investigate and address workplace harassment and bullying. If an employee files a complaint or the employer has reason to believe that bullying or harassment is occurring in the workplace, they have certain responsibilities that, if not adhered to, could result in serious problems.
Wrongful Termination: An employee can sue their former employer if they believe they were wrongfully terminated. For instance, in the event that there is evidence to suggest that they were terminated because of their pregnancy, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation.
At Achkar Law, we provide a comprehensive array of legal services to both large and small businesses. Achkar Law, an employment law firm in Newmarket, is of the opinion that it is frequently in your best interest to address issues before they become significant and pose a threat to the health of your business. We help with a wide range of workplace issues that are related to employment, including but not limited to:
- Employment contracts
- Compensation and benefits agreements
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Agreements with independent contractors
- Issues pertaining to workplace health and safety
- Developing workplace practices and policies
- Layoffs, dismissals, large-scale terminations, and more
We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to business management. As a result, we take great care to tailor our approach to the specific characteristics and requirements of your business. When you need a Barrie employment law firm on your side, Achkar Law is here to help.
Regardless of whether you are an employer or an employee, our attorneys at Achkar Law are happy to discuss your workplace concerns with you.
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