Durham Employment Law Lawyers

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

Contractual Agreements And Severance Packages

Our lawyers draft and review employment contracts, with the strategic best interests of our clients in mind. We advise employees on restrictions on mobility or activity and alert them to any risks and responsibilities that accompany a contract. Our work for employers is similarly tailored, striving to achieve agreements that best satisfy their legal interests.

We also review proposed severance packages for both employers and employees, to prevent legal action against an employer for an inappropriate package or to commence action on behalf of an employee. This is one aspect of our employment litigation work, which involves resolution of all types of employment disputes.

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
  • Human rights violations
  • Ontario Human Rights Commission proceedings
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Demotion or change in working conditions

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