Employment Litigation

When dealing with complex employment disputes in Alberta, it is essential to seek the expertise of an employment litigation lawyer that specializes in litigation. Our employment lawyers are well-versed in the intricacies of Alberta’s employment legislation and case precedents and will give your file the individual attention it deserves.

Our employment litigation lawyers can provide comprehensive legal representation and guidance in various employment-related disputes. They handle a wide range of cases, including wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, breach of employment contracts or violation of employment standards.

The employment litigation lawyers at DLegal are adept at assessing the merits of a case, gathering evidence, and developing effective legal strategies to protect your rights and interests. They have a deep understanding of Alberta’s employment laws and regulations, including the Employment Standards Code, Human Rights Act, and common law principles.

By engaging a DLegal employment lawyer that handles litigation, you gain a legal professional who will navigate the complexities of employment law, provide sound advice, and strive to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

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Causes for Employment Litigation

Wrongful Dismissal

Wrongful dismissal occurs when an employer terminates an employee without just cause or without providing reasonable notice or pay in lieu of notice as required by employment contracts, collective agreements, or employment standards legislation. An employment litigation lawyer from DLegal can assess the circumstances surrounding the termination, review employment contracts, and help determine if the dismissal was wrongful. They can assist in pursuing compensation for lost wages, benefits, and other damages resulting from the wrongful dismissal.

Constructive Dismissal

Constructive dismissal refers to situations where an employer makes significant changes to an employee’s working conditions, such as demotion, reduced compensation, or an intolerable work environment, which effectively forces the employee to resign. An employment litigation lawyer can evaluate the changes and circumstances to determine if they meet the legal threshold for constructive dismissal. They provide expert advice and can assist in filing a claim for constructive dismissal and seeking compensation for the employee’s losses.

Employment Discrimination

Employment discrimination involves treating employees or job applicants unfavourably based on protected characteristics such as race, gender, age, disability, religion, or sexual orientation. An employment litigation lawyer can help individuals who have experienced discrimination navigate the legal process. They can assist in gathering evidence, filing complaints with human rights commissions or tribunals, and pursuing remedies for discrimination, such as compensation, reinstatement, or changes in workplace policies.

Breach of Employment Contracts

Breach of employment agreements occurs when either an employer or an employee fails to fulfil the terms and conditions outlined in the employment contract. This can include issues such as non-payment of wages, denial of benefits, unilateral changes to terms of employment, or failure to provide agreed-upon working conditions. An employment litigation lawyer who specialises in Alberta labour law can review the employment contract, assess the breach, provide expert advice and help the affected party pursue legal action to enforce the terms of the contract and seek appropriate remedies.

Violation of Employment Standards

Employment standards legislation sets out minimum standards for working conditions, such as hours of work, overtime, vacation pay, and minimum wage. When an employer fails to comply with these standards, it can lead to violations and potential legal action. An employment litigation lawyer can assist employees in pursuing claims for unpaid wages, vacation pay, overtime, or other entitlements mandated by employment standards legislation.

Human Rights Violations

Human rights violations occur when an employee experiences discrimination, workplace harassment, or a violation of their human rights in the workplace. This can include actions based on protected characteristics, such as race, gender, disability, or religion. An employment litigation lawyer can guide individuals through the process of filing a complaint with human rights commissions or tribunals, representing them in proceedings, and seeking remedies for human rights violations.

When To Contact an Employment Litigation Lawyer

Complex Employment Disputes

Employment litigation lawyers specialise in Alberta labour law and handle complex employment disputes. If you find yourself involved in a dispute that involves intricate legal issues, multiple parties, or extensive documentation, consulting an employment litigation lawyer at DLegal is advisable. They have a deep understanding of Alberta’s employment legislation, case law, and legal procedures. Their expertise can help you navigate through the complexities of your case and develop effective legal strategies.

Legal Advice and Assessment

When facing an employment-related issue, our employment litigation lawyers can provide valuable legal advice and assessment. They will review the details of your situation, examine relevant documents and evidence, and offer an objective analysis of your case. They can clarify your rights, explain the applicable laws, and help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your position. With their guidance, you can make informed decisions about how to proceed.

Negotiations and Settlements

If you are involved in negotiations or settlement discussions with your employer or their legal representatives, having an employment litigation lawyer from DLegal by your side is crucial. They can advocate for your interests and protect your rights during these negotiations. Employment Litigation Lawyers are skilled negotiators who understand the intricacies of settlement agreements. They will work to ensure that your rights are safeguarded and that you achieve the most favourable outcome possible.

Protection of Rights

If you believe your employment rights have been violated, such as wrongful termination, violation of employment standards, or breaches of employment contracts, our experienced lawyers can provide essential protection for your rights. They will assess the merits of your case, gather evidence, and develop a strong legal strategy to seek appropriate remedies on your behalf. They will represent you throughout the process, ensuring that your rights are upheld and that you receive the justice you deserve.

Legal Proceedings

In cases where informal negotiations fail to resolve the employment dispute, legal action may be necessary. One of our employment litigation lawyers can represent you in court or administrative tribunals. They will handle all legal aspects of your case, including drafting and filing necessary documents, presenting persuasive arguments, examining witnesses, and advocating for your rights and interests. Having an experienced lawyer by your side ensures that you have strong legal representation throughout the proceedings.

Maximising Compensation

If you are seeking compensation for damages or losses suffered due to employment-related disputes, our employment litigation lawyers can help you maximise the amount of compensation you receive, such as severance pay. They have experience in assessing the value of your claims, considering factors such as lost wages, emotional distress, occupational health and other applicable damages. With their negotiation skills and litigation expertise, they can advocate for fair and just compensation on your behalf.

Choose The Right Calgary Employment Litigation Lawyer

Employment disputes can be legally complex and emotionally challenging. The experienced employment lawyers at DLegal assist clients to navigate Alberta labour law, employment employment-related legislation and principles. Our Calgary employment lawyers can provide you with the necessary guidance, protection, and legal representation to handle the litigation process effectively. They will ensure that your rights are safeguarded and work towards achieving a favourable resolution to your employment-related matters.

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