Avant Law looks forward to a world where everyone has the right to a fairly paid job with healthy working conditions. Until we get there, Avant Law will defend your rights as an employee within the existing legal framework with grace and skill.

Avant Law offers advice and representation to employees and independent contractors in all walks of life. Contact us if you:

  • Have been fired, for any reason or no reason at all;
  • Have been disciplined;
  • Are experiencing discrimination in the workplace based on race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, or other prohibited forms of discrimination according to the Human Rights Code of Ontario;
  • Have been harassed or sexually harassed;
  • Have discovered wrongdoing by your employer and want to blow the whistle;
  • Have lost or will lose your government security clearance;
  • Want to unionize; or
  • Want to know your rights as an employee.

 

Workers’ Rights

 

Employment Harassment and Wrongful Dismissal Lawyer in Ottawa

Comprising workforce expertise and a dedicated employment lawyer, Avant Law PC offers practical, cost-effective advice about worker’s rights, compensation, dismissal and harassment. We are the lawyer for workplace harassment near you. 

Avant Law PC looks forward to a world where everyone has the right to a fairly paid job with healthy working conditions. Until we get there, Avant Law will defend your rights as an employee within the existing legal framework with grace and skill as employment lawyers in Ottawa.

Avant Law PC offers advice and representation to employees and independent contractors from all walks of life. 

Contact us if you:

 

  • Have been fired, for any reason or no reason at all
  • Have been disciplined
  • Are experiencing discrimination in the workplace based on race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, disability or other prohibited forms of discrimination according to the Human Rights Code of Ontario
  • Have been harassed or sexually harassed
  • Have discovered wrongdoing by your employer and want to blow the whistle
  • Have lost or will lose your government security clearance
  • Want to unionize
  • Want to know your rights as an employee

 

 

What We Do

Wrongful Dismissal

Avant Law PC is the wrongful dismissal lawyer Ottawa residents trust.

Your workplace is a source of financial stability, mental wellbeing and social belonging. Losing your job is detrimental – especially when done suddenly or unfairly. In Ottawa and across Ontario, there are regulations in place to protect employees from wrongful dismissal. 

We are your advocates for wrongful dismissal claims in Ottawa. If your employer does not adhere to dismissal standards including reasonable notice or adequate compensation, you have been wrongfully dismissed. Legislation in place protects against being fired because of your gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, and other grounds.

Constructive dismissal occurs when your employer demotes you, reduces your pay or corners you into resigning. Employees who have been constructively dismissed also have a right to reasonable notice or compensation. 

Avant Law PC assists in obtaining termination pay, severance, benefits and/or reinstatement. We work closely with you to outline your goals to ensure a fair resolution. 

Looking for a wrongful dismissal lawyer near you? If you have been unfairly let go from your place of employment, call Avant Law PC today.

 

Workplace Harassment

Legally, there is no place in the workforce for harassment, hostility or violence. On the job, you have a right to be free of any discrimination and harassment. Should your workplace rights not be met, you have the right to dispute resolution. 

Harassment: Includes unwelcome, agitating or demeaning remarks. 

Violence: Any sort of direct or indirect violence in the workplace. 

Sexual harassment: Includes unwanted physical contact, sexual jokes or demeaning language.

Should you be experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace, internal action should be taken. However, if the problem does not become resolved, it might be time to speak with an employment lawyer. 

Are you looking for an employment harassment lawyer near you? Our team will discuss your current state with you and outline your options. We work together to create a peaceful, safe and positive work environment. 

 

 

Severance Pay

Both wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal entitle you to severance pay. Should your employer offer you a compensation package during your termination, it’s imperative that you have a legal professional look through it. After accepting the package, you most likely will wave your rights to dispute.

Your compensation package should be left open for negotiation. Several factors may weigh in on your compensation packages such as the reason for termination, time with the employer, inducement and more. 

Avant Law PC will look over your compensation package if necessary or we will advocate for you should you not have been offered a compensation package. 

For more information, call Avant Law to book a consultation.

 

Workplace Discrimination

Your age, gender, culture, ethnicity and sexual orientation should not be taken into consideration when determining your pay grade, hours or job description. Should this be violated, you may be facing workplace discrimination from your employer. This is a strict violation of worker’s rights. 

We advocate for you and fight against prejudice in the workplace. We use legislation to enforce fair and equal treatment for a safe and positive environment. Our goal is to provide you with support during a difficult time of workplace discrimination. 

It is your right to be treated fairly in your place of work. Let us help you demand more out of your career. 

For more information, call Avant Law PC.

 

Contractors and Unions

Depending on the structure of a company, workers’ rights may change slightly. Unions may enforce additional workplace standards and an employee may face slightly different regulations than a contractor. 

Unlike employees, contractors may not be entitled to overtime hours, vacation pay or termination notices. Contractors, however, often see a tax break. 

Similarly, a union may significantly differ in operations from a private business. If you have questions regarding a union, contact Avant Law for the information that you need.

If you’re looking to identify your rights as a contractor, contact Avant Law to assist you.

 

Employment Standards

As an employee, you are entitled to several many government-mandated benefits, including:
Maternity and/or paternity leave

  • Vacation pay
  • Safe work environment 
  • Equal pay
  • Breaks 
  • Overtime pay
  • Termination rights
  • Vacation
  • Payment 
  • Leave connected to family needs, death or emergencies

Should your employer not adhere to the basic employment standards required by federal and provincial legislation, we may be able to assist you with a strategy. 

At Avant Law, protecting your rights is our topmost priority. We advocate for your workplace standards.

 

 

 

Why Choose Avant Law for Workplace Discrimination?

Our Lawyer: Daniel Tucker-Simmons

Discrimination in the workplace threatens the well-being of everyone

Daniel Tucker-Simmons has dedicated a large part of his career to understanding the complexities of workers’ rights in Canada. Between his training and education, Daniel has been able to provide excellent legal support for his clients. 

 

Contact Us Today

Avant Law PC can provide you with a skilled harassment lawyer who can represent and advocate for you.

Please use our secure form to contact us. Please provide only your name, the name of opposing parties and your contact information so that we can run a conflict check. Please do not provide details of your case until we contact you.

403-331 Cooper St.

Ottawa, ON K2P 0G5 

TEL: 613.702.7979

FAX: 613.792.7970

EMAIL: office@avantlaw.ca

 

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