Hamilton Employment Lawyer
At Molyneaux Law, Hamilton employment lawyers, we provide advice to and represent non-unionized employees about employment law issues including: wrongful dismissal, wrongful termination (or constructive dismissal), workplace harassment and bullying, severance package reviews, and dealing with difficult situations on the job.
The Hamilton employment lawyers at Molyneaux Law represent employees who have been wrongfully dismissed or laid off. If you’ve been dismissed without notice or without enough notice, or are wondering if your severance package is fair, an employment lawyer can provide you with much-needed practical advice to help you, as you transition to your new job.
As sexual harassment lawyers in Hamilton, Molyneaux Law represents employees facing workplace harassment on the basis of their sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. This can include employees dealing with sexist, homophobic or transphobic jokes, sexual comments in the workplace, sexual assault by a co-worker or boss, or inappropriate romantic advances at work.
Molyneaux Law advises victims of workplace sexual harassment about how to use internal complaint procedures, how to stay safe on the job, and when it’s time to file a sexual harassment lawsuit or human rights complaint. You can find out more about Molyneaux Law’s advocacy for victims of harassment on our Human Rights page.
Why you may need a Hamilton employment lawyer
People spend a lot of time at work; 20, 25, 30 years—or more. Over a lifetime, each of us spends about 90,000 hours at work. Although provincial and federal laws govern employment standards, labour relations, human rights and occupational health and safety, employers don’t always follow the law.
You may need advice from an employment lawyer if:
- Your employer has changed your job substantially – Is that legal? Is that constructive dismissal?
- You have been laid off, fired, or offered a lesser position (with less money) during a maternity leave, pregnancy or parental leave, or immediately after returning to work from a leave.
- You have been given a severance package and your employer is pressuring you to sign it – Has the employer followed the law? Have all forms of compensation been included in the severance package?
- Your employer wants you to sign a new employment contract – Are you signing away any future legal rights or entitlements? Is the contract valid?
- Your boss or a co-worker engages in offensive behaviour like sexist, racist, homophobic or transphobic jokes; sexual comments in the workplace; sexual assault; inappropriate romantic advances at work and you don’t know what to do or how to handle it on your own.
- You are being bullied or discriminated against because of sex, sexual orientation, race, or religion and believe that your human rights at work have been violated. These types of discrimination violate Canadian Human Rights Act and Ontario’s Human Rights Code.
How Hamilton employment lawyers can help you
The Hamilton employment lawyers at Molyneaux Law know the law and are experienced in dealing with the gamut of employment law claims—from wrongful dismissal, wrongful termination, constructive dismissal, severance package reviews, and dealing with difficult on-the-job situations. We offer clients sound advice, vigorous advocacy, and effective representation at court, tribunals, hearings, mediation, and arbitrators.
Your employment law consultation at Molyneaux Law
he first step in hiring a Hamilton employment lawyer at Molyneaux Law is a consultation. We will tell you what information and documents to bring to the consultation, so that we can properly assess your claim. During this meeting, we:
- review your situation;
- explain the employment, labour or human rights law issues that apply to your situation;
- discuss your employment law options.
Depending on the legal remedy, we negotiate and advocate on your behalf to obtain a favourable settlement. Sometimes, a case will proceed to trial.
By the end of the consultation, you will understand your rights and obligations, as well as the strategies and legal remedies available to you. At the end of your consultation, we will consider whether you need ongoing advice or representation and whether we can work together to try to achieve your goals, whether through a mutually agreeable settlement or litigation.
At Molyneaux Law, we assess cases in the most efficient ways possible while not cutting corners. This saves you time and protects your legal rights, too.
We prefer to meet with all our clients in person at our offices. We find that in-person communication works best because many people feel that the nature of employment law problems are personal and sensitive. When this is not possible for a number of reasons, meetings can be arranged using video conferencing such as Skype, or a phone call.
We do not offer free consultations. We offer good value to our clients and timely, practical solutions. To get started, contact us now.
Need a Hamilton employment lawyer? Call us now
Employment law problems are not like paper cuts: they don’t heal by themselves. In fact, if anything, employment law problems tend to get worse and affect other parts of both your personal and family life. Statistics show that people’s jobs can contribute to workaholism, insomnia, and divorce. Many people say that work is their number one source of stress. It shouldn’t be that way! If you have an employment law problem, take action. Contact one of our Hamilton employment lawyers today, to arrange a consultation.