Whether you are an employer or an employee, Tailor Law is here to take the guesswork out of the complex and ever-changing employment law system in Ontario. Facing an employment law issue can be challenging. We can help you overcome legal challenges and move on with your life or business. From the initial free consultation through to the resolution of your matter, we will be there to answer all of your questions and concerns. We pride ourselves on our client satisfaction. Our clients trust our Mississauga employment lawyers and our dedication to providing superior legal services has been key to our success and yours.
Mississauga Employment Lawyers
EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS IN MISSISSAUGA
EMPLOYMENT LAW FIRM IN MISSISSAUGA
Fighting For Your Best Interests
While employment law can be a complex area of law, knowing how to navigate employment rights is one of Tailor Law’s promises to our clients. While the most common employment law issues stem from worker’s rights, worker’s compensation, and the rights of businesses and employers, the legal team at Tailor Law will outline suitable courses of action to ensure that your best interests are carried out.
Understanding Both Sides
Whether you are an employer (small business / large corporation) or employee, proceed with confidence with Tailor Law’s professional Mississauga employment lawyers. Our law firm is located in Mississauga and our clients extend to Toronto, Oakville, and throughout the GTA. We understand the nuances of Ontario’s court system and can navigate employment law procedures with confidence and surety.
Employers & Employees
Our clients include employees seeking guidance on employment discrimination and human rights issues, and various companies/businesses seeking assistance with employment contracts and policies, and suitable HR practices. As Ontario employers are governed under the Ontario Human Rights Code, all employers must follow the provisions listed under this Code. The Employment Standards Act (2000) is another important piece of legislation that outlines the minimum standards by which employers and employees are governed.
Whether your employment concerns are simple or complex, our employment lawyers in Mississauga offers comprehensive, hassle-free advice on exclusive compensation schemes, Ontario health care plans, retirement plans, parental leave, vacation pay, termination pay, severance pay, and several other areas!
We have offered a brief overview of some of the common concerns that our clients have:
Employment Discrimination Lawyers
Employment discrimination occurs when someone is treated unequally with respect to unemployment due to that person’s race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status, or disability.
What are common forms of Employment Discrimination?
- Being terminated from a position due to an impending pregnancy
- Being passed for a promotion due to gender
- When an employer fails to hire individuals with disabilities
- Making inappropriate statements in the workplace based on an employee’s sexual orientation
- Reduced work hours due to a mental illness or disability
- Receiving a lower wage due to race, despite the same position being held by other employees at higher pay rates
Under the Employment Standards Act, all employers are required to provide employees with at least two (2) weeks of paid vacation each year. An employee must take their vacation within 10 months of the end of the year in which the vacation pay is given, the employee’s pay must be at least 4% of the previous year’s wages. In calculated the previous year’s wages, wages include all monetary payments and exclude gifts, bonuses, benefit funds, or plan contributions.
If you have reservations about your paid vacation scheme, it is best to discuss your concerns with your company’s HR representative. Your HR representative will be able to provide a complete overview of your paid vacation allowance. If you have legal concerns regarding your paid vacation, including statutory allowances, accruing vacation time, and leave of absence, a legal representative from our team will be able to steer you in the right direction.
Wrongful Termination & Dismissal
Losing one’s job is a tough experience. Whether you are a seasoned professional or new in your position, the idea of losing a job can leave a dark stain on one’s professional career and can greatly affect one’s confidence. This can be made worse by the prospect of losing a job wrongfully or being dismissed without due cause. As this period in one’s career can be a trying time, our legal professionals will convey your best options to a tribunal, court, or mediation session by using evidence, experience, and knowledge of Ontario’s employment legislation.
If you believe you have been relieved from your position wrongfully, our team will discuss your options with you, by going over any severance packages, dispute resolution packages, negotiation, and possible wrongful dismissal litigation actions. The Mississauga employment lawyers will work with you to ensure that your case is represented in the best possible way.
Pregnancy & Parental Leave
Taking time from work to prepare for the birth of your child can be an exciting yet intimidating point in time of your career and personal life. While pregnant employees have the right to take pregnancy leave of up to 17 weeks of unpaid time, there are other benefits which pregnant employees are entitled to.
Pregnant employees can also take parental leave, which entitles new parents leave of up to 35 weeks’ leave. Parental leave and pregnancy leave are unrelated, so if you are an employee and you are about to give birth, or you have given birth, you are entitled to take both pregnancy and parental leave.
If you believe you have been penalized in any way, in regards to your current or past pregnancy, please get in touch with our Mississauga employment lawyers to go over your options for advice and representation.