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When employees enter into a working relationship with an employer, they have a right to expect that the employer will live up to its legal obligations and commitments. This is especially true when it comes to issues regarding pay, bonuses, benefits, changes in the terms of employment, short or long term disabilities, discrimination, harassment, and especially termination. Unfortunately, just like in many relationships, things don’t always go as planned; issues can crop up, and in some cases those issues may become contentious.

If you are dealing with a confusing or difficult situation involving your job, talk to an employee law firm. Wherever you are in the process, don’t take any further action until you have spoken with a qualified, competent employment lawyer about your questions and concerns. If you are facing termination, a wrongful dismissal law firm will be able to advise you about severance pay and many other associated issues; and even if the situation hasn’t escalated into a termination, an employment law firm can handle a broad array of employment law issues, from disability to non-competition clauses.

As part of an initial consultation with your lawyer, your lawyer gather information about the details of your case, identify the legal issues involved, and help you make informed decisions about your next steps. In some cases, actually retaining a lawyer may not be necessary, but in many cases, it is beneficial to have a legal professional on your side—someone who is well versed in all areas of employment law, who is familiar with the legal system, and who has a demonstrable track record of success working with cases like yours.

Ideally, the employee law firm that you choose should not be eager to rush to court. Litigation in court can be a lengthy, complex, stressful, and costly endeavor. A good legal team will understand the importance of exploring all possible avenues for handling your employment issues, whether that means negotiating a settlement with your employer or pursuing alternative dispute resolution methods (such as mediation and arbitration) that may be able to resolve your case without ever having to go before a judge. On the other hand, in those cases where a fair settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer should be prepared to navigate court proceedings, create an effective litigation strategy, and fight for you.

Whether your case ends up in court or not, you want the peace of mind that comes with knowing that an experienced advocate is protecting your rights and looking out for your best interests. Your lawyer can provide the guidance you need to protect your career, your livelihood, and your future.

The Employment Law Firm of Sawers McFarlane: Protecting Your Future

With over 35 years of combined experience in the legal field, the lawyers at Sawers McFarlane are committed to helping every client with their unique employment challenges. They can provide advice about any labour or employment problem, and can represent employees in negotiations, hearings, and litigation if necessary. No matter how complex the case, Sawers McFarlane is there to make sure that your rights are protected and your best interests are served. They have served thousands of clients in the Calgary area and across Western Canada, and have earned a reputation as professional, tenacious, and efficient legal advocates. Sawers McFarlane is located at #920 250 5th St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4 or they may be reached by calling (866) 790-3221.