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Our team at Burns Fitzpatrick understands that when employment relationships break down, the resulting disputes can be costly, disruptive and time-consuming. We help employers avoid disputes by advising on statutory compliance, human rights, common law notice, disciplinary measures and other risk management factors. When disputes are unavoidable, we provide efficient, goal-oriented representation in order to minimize cost and loss of goodwill while assisting employers to ensure businesses stay profitable. We also assist employees by pursuing claims against employers or former employers diligently and efficiently to achieve a fair and just result.

We are a highly collaborative group and we excel at navigating the cross-section between employment law and other areas such as commercial, corporate law and insolvency. Our lawyers have experience before all levels of court as well as administrative tribunals such as the Employment Standards Branch and the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal.

We provide legal counsel in wrongful dismissal claims, worker’s compensation, and human rights complaints. We also manage risk-exposure by drafting reliable employment contracts, severance agreements, confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. In all cases, our approach is client-driven and personalized to meet your specific goals. Our success is built on reputation and client referrals.

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