Employment Lawyers Markham
Searching For Experienced Employment Lawyers In Markham?
Look no further than the legal team at Kung, Lo & Jia LLP
Our employment law firm is dedicated to fighting for worker’s rights, achieving workplace justice and improving working conditions for Ontarians and Canadians.
We are proud to represent employees and trade unions in a variety of employment law matters such as wrongful dismissal, discrimination, lack of accommodation, workplace harassment, sexual harassment, human rights violations and other areas of labour and employment law.
Our employment law firm is committed to offering legal advice and employment law expertise to clients in Markham and the Greater Toronto Area. Contact our lawyers today to book a free initial consultation with absolutely no obligations.
Labour relations between a union and employer involve a wide range of legal matters, including certification of a bargaining agent, collective bargaining, the administration of the collective agreement and disputes over work jurisdiction. Our labour lawyer will represent trade union clients in all labour relations relating to:
- Grievance Arbitration
- Collective Bargaining and Interest Arbitration
- Labour Relations Board Proceedings
- Human Rights
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Employment Standards
- Judicial Review
Employees in a non-unionized workplace have a variety of important legal rights. These rights may be set out in an employment contract, implied by law or mandated by legislation. Our employment lawyers represent employees in all matters arising out of their employment, including:
- Wrongful Dismissal – when you are fired from your job without sufficient cause, you are typically entitled to pay in lieu of notice.
- Constructive Dismissal – when you feel forced to quit or when your employer changes a major term or condition of employment, you may be entitled to pay in lieu of notice.
- Employment Contract Review – contracts should be looked over by a professional prior to being signed.
- Misclassification – when employers treat you as a contractor instead of an employee, you may nevertheless be an employee in the eyes of the law. In such cases, you would be afforded all the benefits and protections of employment such as vacation with pay, overtime pay, minimum wage, and pay in lieu of notice upon termination.
- Unpaid Wages – where companies refuse or fail to pay your proper wages, there are various avenues we may take to pursue recovery of your wages.
- Harassment – when you are harassed in your place of business, you can file an internal complaint with your employer.
- Health and Safety – when employers are not taking appropriate precautions to protect their employees, there are steps that may be taken to ensure you work in a safe environment.
Employees have the right to be free from harassment and discrimination, as well as the right to reasonable accommodation in their workplace on the basis of “protected characteristic”, which includes their race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status or disability. That is the law. Our Markham employment lawyers offer representation against:
- Lack Of Accommodation
- Sexual Harassment
- Poisoned Work Environment
Contact Our Employment Lawyers Today
Our Markham employment lawyers, Jason Huang-Kung and Christina Sapone, are experienced and dedicated to his field of expertise. They have helped clients all across Markham and the Greater Toronto Area with all their employment matters. If you need legal advice in regards to your place of business, give our law firm a call today. We would be more than happy to assist you.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Does my employer have an obligation to offer me a severance package?
Typically, an employee is entitled to pay in lieu of notice upon termination of employment (often referred to as a “severance package”), if your employer terminated your employment without cause or with insufficient cause. The amount of the package typically depends on factors including your length of service, age, character of employment and availability of similar work. Contact our employment lawyers today for more information on your rights upon termination .
2. What is a poisoned work environment?
A poisoned work environment can be defined as “a workplace that is hostile or unwelcoming because of insulting or degrading comments or offensive actions aimed at an employee or others.” There may be legal action taken against an employer who fails to ameliorate a poisoned work environment, such as constructive dismissal and/or a claim for violation of human rights. These cases are very fact specific and we encourage you to review your matter with us before any steps are actually taken.
3. Can lawyers review independent contractor agreements?
Yes! It is always a good idea to have lawyers read over any paperwork prior to signing.