Providing Strategic Employment Law Representation

Employers and employees trust the advice and representation of Polak McKay & Hawkshaw. Our law firm provides strategic employment law advice during the course of employment and in the event of a dispute.

We represent clients in common law (non-union) disputes, on terms in an employee contract, or under standards set by Ontario legislation.

Located in Ajax, we are trusted by business owners and workers throughout Durham Region to protect their legal interests and enforce their legal rights.

Termination Letters And Severance Packages

For employees, we review termination letters and proposed severance pages, and provide guidance regarding your legal entitlements. In both with cause and without cause circumstances, we negotiate on your behalf, and where necessary, provide full legal representation to ensure your rights are protected. We are prudent and practical, and when a termination letter or severance package provides adequate compensation, we will tell you this.

Our work for employers is similarly tailored, striving to achieve agreements that best satisfy their legal interests. We assist with the prevention of legal action against an employer for an inappropriate package or to commence action on behalf of an employee.

Wrongful Dismissal Claims

Wrongful dismissal claims are another aspect of our litigation practice. Our representation of parties extends to out-of-court forums such as mediation where appropriate. Wrongful dismissal claims can cover a variety of issues such as:

  • Just cause for dismissal
  • Amount of notice/severance
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Demotion or change in working conditions

To receive information about your legal options, we encourage you to contact us.

Contact Us

Schedule a meeting with an employment lawyer at our firm to learn more. Please call us at 289-460-1506 or 800-787-1801 toll free in Ontario, or contact us online.