Calgary & Strathmore Employment Lawyers Representing Employees

At Getz Collins and Associates, our skilled employment lawyers understand navigating the complexities of employment law can be overwhelming. We are dedicated to advocating for the rights of employees across Alberta and ensuring they receive fair treatment in the workplace and throughout the employment relationship.

Constructive Dismissal

Sometimes, employers may create a hostile work environment, making it impossible for an employee to continue working. This can include bullying, harassment, or a significant reduction in responsibilities. Even though there hasn’t been a formal termination, these actions might constitute “constructive dismissal.” We can help you determine if a constructive dismissal has occurred and advise you on legal options for pursuing compensation.

Employment Standards

In Alberta, the Employment Standards Code outlines your basic rights at work, including minimum wage, overtime pay, vacation time, and termination notice periods. If you believe your employer is violating employment standards, we can help. We’ll assess your situation and advise you on the best course of action, including filing a complaint with Alberta Employment Standards.

Human Rights in the Workplace

The Alberta Human Rights Act protects employees from discrimination based on protected characteristics like race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and age. If you have been discriminated against at work, you may have a human rights claim. We can assess your situation, guide you through the human rights complaint process, and represent you at hearings if necessary.

Parental & Maternity Leaves

Depending on their circumstances, employees in Alberta may have entitlements to maternity and/or parental leave under federal and provincial legislation. We ensure new parents understand their rights regarding parental leave, including timelines and job security during and after a leave.

Severance Package Reviews

When your employment ends, you may be offered a severance package. This package typically includes compensation for a certain period of wages and benefits. It’s crucial to have a lawyer review your severance package before you accept it. At Getz Collins and Associates, we analyze the package’s components, ensuring it reflects your legal entitlements and fairly compensates you for the termination of your employment.

Workplace Health & Safety

Workplace health and safety is a fundamental responsibility of both workers and management. Provincial laws exist to protect workers from injuries, illnesses, and fatalities while on the job. Getz Collins and Associates advises employees on their rights under workplace health and safety laws and develops comprehensive legal solutions to mediate issues between employers and employees.

Wrongful Dismissal

Wrongful dismissal occurs when an employer terminates your employment without proper cause or notice. In such cases, you may be entitled to compensation. The employment lawyers at Getz Collins and Associates will meticulously review the circumstances surrounding your termination and determine if you have a case for wrongful dismissal. We’ll fight to ensure you receive the severance package you deserve.

Employment Contract Reviews

Your employment contract lays the foundation for your working relationship. Before you sign on the dotted line, it’s crucial to understand your rights and obligations. Our team will meticulously review your contract, explaining key terms such as compensation, benefits, termination clauses, and non-competition agreements. We’ll identify any potential red flags and ensure the contract adheres to Alberta’s employment laws.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious issue. It can create a hostile work environment and negatively affect your mental and emotional well-being. If you have been subjected to sexual harassment, Getz Collins and Associates can advise you of your rights and advocate for you against your employer.

Getz Collins and Associates Provides Exceptional Representation to Employees in Calgary & Strathmore

Hiring someone to help you with your employment law needs can seem costly while under workplace investigations, after employment termination, or during employment disputes. However, an experienced employment lawyer can ensure your occupational health remains, you always have reasonable notice before layoff or terminations, and your wages are protected and maintained.

As a cornerstone of the Alberta legal landscape, Getz Collins and Associates maintains an unyielding commitment to providing employees with top-tier service and advocacy. Combining big-firm innovation with a community focus, our skilled employment lawyers represent clients in Calgary, Strathmore and across Alberta, including Airdrie, Cochrane, Okotoks, Drumheller, Chestermere, Hussar, and all surrounding areas. To schedule a confidential consultation, please contact us online or call 587-391-5600.