In the province of Quebec there are several instances which may constitute wrongful dismissal/termination without cause.
We have experience representing executives and employees whom have been dismissed without cause.
The first step before signing any documents put forth by your former employer including a settlement package is to consult a lawyer to determine if you have a recourse.
We will evaluate your particular situation and determine the best course of action given the specific facts of your case.
This may include countering any settlement offer received or undertaking litigation if a satisfactory settlement cannot be achieved.
We also have experience representing employers with employment issues and disputes, including the enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation clauses.
We are often called to advise employers on the adequate manner to terminate, lay off or appropriately discipline employees.
In addition, we have handled litigation against the Normes du Travail and have handled complaints launched against employers.
We can aid your business in crafting the best strategy to deal with employment issues in order to avoid legal action or find the best solution if legal action has been commenced.
For employees it is imperative to have their employment agreement reviewed by an attorney prior to signing.
This will ensure that there are no improper clauses contrary to Quebec civil law in the said agreement.
Furthermore today, many employment contracts contain non-compete and non-solicitation provisions which should be negotiated before signing. These type of clauses can restrict the movement of an employee and leave them liable for damages.
We have represented executives and various professionals (doctors, dentists, engineers) in the evaluation of their employment agreements.
For employers of all proportions we can assist you in drafting the appropriate employment agreements, policies and contracts in order to safeguard your businesses interests and reach your particular goals.
As a business owner it is essential to have an established relationship with legal counsel for when labour issues arise in the workplace.
Feel free to contact us in order to determine how we can assist you.