EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS IN MISSISSAUGA
Our jobs are important to us. Not only do they allow us to make the money that we need to live and enjoy life, but they often contribute to our self-image. When things go wrong on the job, it can have a huge effect on you. Even more disruptive is being unfairly fired or let go from a job. In these situations, you deserve to have someone in your corner, fighting for your rights.
EMPLOYMENT LAW FIRM IN MISSISSAUGA
Employment Lawyers For You
Whether you are an employer or an employee, the employment lawyers at Tailor Law are 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 clients’ satisfaction. Our clients trust our employment lawyers, and our dedication to providing superior legal services to Mississauga, Toronto, Oakville, and throughout the GTA, has been key to our success. Please give us a call at 905-366-0202 to book your free consultation today.
Fighting For Your Best Interests
While employment law can be a complex area, knowing how to navigate employment rights is one of Tailor Law’s promises to our clients. Most employment law issues involve workers’ rights, workers’ compensation, and the rights of businesses and employers. The legal team at Tailor Law will outline specific courses of action suited to your situation, which will ensure that your best interests are always our main focus.
Understanding Both Sides
Whether you are an employer (small business / large corporation) or employee, proceed with confidence in Tailor Law’s professional employment lawyers. Our law firm serves clients in Mississauga, Toronto, Oakville, and throughout the GTA. We understand the nuances of Ontario’s court system and can navigate employment law procedures with confidence and tact.
Employers & Employees
Employees and employers both face challenges. Tailor Law employment lawyers know how to make the most out of your situation, and get you what you deserve.
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.
If you think you may have a case, find out for sure by giving Tailor Law a call. Our consultations are free, so there is no risk at all. Whether your employment concerns are simple or complex, our employment lawyers offer 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. Call us anytime at 905-366-0202 to speak with a lawyer about your matter.
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. It is not acceptable to treat people this way.
What are some common forms of Employment Discrimination?
- Being terminated from a position due to pregnancy;
- Being passed over for a promotion due to gender;
- An employer refusing to hire individuals with disabilities;
- An employer making inappropriate statements in the workplace based on an employee’s sexual orientation;
- Reduced work hours due to a mental illness or disability, and
- Receiving a lower wage due to race, despite the same position being held by other employees at higher pay rates.
Vacation allows us to rest and unwind. In order to do well at a job, workers need a break from time to time. This is why employers have to allow their employees to take time off for vacation. Some employers are more willing than others to do this.
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 his/her vacation within 10 months of the end of the year in which the vacation pay is given, and the employee’s pay must be at least 4% of the previous year’s wages. In calculating the previous year’s wages, parties 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 company’s 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, or a leave of absence, a legal representative from our team will be able to steer you in the right direction.
Wrongful Termination And Dismissal
Losing your job is a tough experience. Whether you are a seasoned professional or new in your position, the loss of your job can leave a dark stain on your professional career and can greatly affect your confidence. This can be worsened by aggravating factors like losing a job wrongfully or being dismissed without due cause.
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. Let us make sure that you get what you deserve. Tailor Law’s employment lawyers will work with you to ensure that your case is represented in the best possible way.
Pregnancy And Parental Leave
Babies bring a lot of joy but also need a lot of care and time from you. Many parents need to take time off from their jobs when a new baby arrives. It has become standard for new parents to take some sort of leave, but problems can still arise.
Taking time away from work to prepare for the birth of your child can be an exciting yet intimidating 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 to which pregnant employees are entitled.
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 have been penalized in any way, in regard to your current or past pregnancy, this is not ok. Get in touch with our Mississauga employment lawyers to learn about your options. Call 905-366-0202 any time to book your free consultation