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Labour and Employment Lawyer in St. Albert
With hundreds of successful cases under our belts, Verhaeghe Law Office are among the most highly recommended labour and employment law professionals in St. Albert. Our friendly staff members are accessible to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can get the answers you need to get a good night’s sleep. We understand what it is like to feel the anxiety and pressure of not knowing what to do next, so we’ll walk you through each step of preparing for, and filing your case, making sure you are ready in advance and supported with the documentation you need to achieve success.
Expert Employment Law Advice
Our skilled employment law analysts can provide you with the necessary documentation and advice you need to get started on filing a claim in any of the following areas:
- Employee contract law
- Medical absence
- Family leave
- Mass layoffs
- Sexual harassment
- Vacation entitlement
- Drug testing
- Parental leave
- Employee privacy
- S.H.A. requirements
- Foreign labor laws
- Whistleblower protection
Understanding Employment Discrimination and What to do Next
Federal laws outline employment discrimination as the failure to hire or continue to employ someone based on their color, age, religion, sex, race, disability and genetic information. If you’ve experienced discriminatory actions by an employer, it is important to seek qualified legal assistance right away.
Protecting Employee Rights is our Top Priority
Employee rights are governed by federal and state law offering protection to those who work for a living. When a company breaks the law or acts against their own company policy in a way that endangers, harms or negatively affects employees, it is our mandate to seek full compensation and reparations on behalf of the victim.
Recourse for Unlawful Termination
If you’ve been fired for reasons you feel represent unlawful termination, we can assist you in clarifying the avenues of recourse available to you. There are no specific federal laws prohibiting wrongful termination, however, there are several ways employers can break the law when terminating someone when discrimination plays a role in the dismissal. The statue of limitations allows for only a short interval between being fired and filing a complaint. Do not hesitate to seek legal guidance immediately.
Who is Eligible for Workers Compensation?
To be eligible to receive worker’s compensation in St. Albert, the following conditions must be met:
- Your employer must either carry or be required by law to have worker’s compensation insurance.
- You are an employee of that company (not an independent contractor, etc.).
- Your condition or illness is work-related.
Not all instances of being injured on the job are cut and dry. In some cases, you may be harmed while off-site performing work-related tasks. In the situations, it is critical to gain representation with insight into similar cases and their rulings, and experience formulating solid litigation strategy.
If you are a St. Albert resident looking to connect with the leaders in labour and employment law advice and litigation, call our local office today to book a consultation with our top employment lawyers.