Providing Comprehensive Legal Guidance for Employers and Employees

Employment law governs the relationship between employers and employees, ensuring a fair and just working environment for both parties. It encompasses various legal aspects, from hiring and termination practices to compensation and workplace safety. 

At Hearty Law, we offer expert employment law and legal services in Ottawa to navigate the complexities of employment law, providing guidance and representation for employers and employees alike.

Our Commitment to Clients

Our primary goal is to provide our clients with exceptional legal representation and personalized service. We understand the challenges and intricacies of employment law, and our team of experienced employment attorneys in Ottawa is dedicated to helping clients resolve their employment-related concerns efficiently and effectively.

Employers Services

Employment Contracts and Agreements

Formulating well-drafted employment contracts and agreements is crucial for protecting the interests of employers. 

Our employment attorneys have extensive experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating employment contracts to ensure compliance with all relevant employment laws and regulations. We guide on non-compete agreements, confidentiality clauses, and restrictive covenants.

Compliance Counseling

Navigating the intricate web of employment laws can be overwhelming for employers. Our team of employment attorneys in Ottawa offers comprehensive compliance counselling, which includes advising on relevant federal, state, and local labour laws, regulations, and requirements. 

We assist clients in implementing employment policies that align with legal obligations and best practices, reducing the risk of costly compliance violations.

Discrimination and Harassment Claims

Employers must prevent discrimination and harassment in the workplace and promptly address any claims that arise. Our experienced attorneys help employers develop policies and procedures to prevent such issues and ensure a safe and inclusive work environment. 

In the unfortunate event of a discrimination or harassment claim, we provide guidance and representation throughout the investigative and resolution process.

Employee Discipline and Termination

Terminating an employee can be a complex and sensitive process. We assist employers in navigating employee discipline and termination matters, ensuring that appropriate procedures are followed to minimize the risk of wrongful termination claims. 

Our attorneys guide performance management, disciplinary actions, severance agreements, and layoff situations.

Employees Services

Workplace Discrimination Claims

If you believe you have been a victim of workplace discrimination based on race, gender, age, religion, or disability, our attorneys are here to advocate for your rights. We provide:

  • Comprehensive legal representation in discrimination claims.
  • Offering guidance on filing complaints.
  • Negotiating settlements.
  • Pursuing litigation if necessary.

Wrongful Termination

It can be devastating when an employer unfairly terminates an employee in violation of employment contracts or protected rights. Our attorneys specialize in wrongful termination cases, meticulously reviewing the circumstances surrounding the termination to build a strong case for our clients. 

We pursue appropriate legal remedies, including seeking reinstatement or negotiating fair settlements.

Wage and Hour Disputes

Employees have the right to fair compensation for their work. If you believe you have been underpaid, denied overtime, or subjected to unlawful wage practices, our attorneys can help you understand your rights and pursue appropriate remedies. 

We offer guidance and representation in wage and hour disputes through negotiation, mediation, or litigation.

Workplace Safety

Ensuring a safe working environment is crucial for employers. If you have been injured on the job or have concerns about workplace safety violations, our attorneys can help protect your rights. 

We provide legal representation in workers' compensation claims, OSHA violations, and retaliation cases to hold employers accountable for providing a safe work environment.

Contact Us

Whether you are an employer seeking guidance on employment-related matters or an employee facing workplace challenges, We are committed to providing exceptional legal services in Ottawa tailored to your needs. 

Our experienced attorneys are prepared to guide you through the complexities of employment law, offering advice, representation, and advocacy on various issues.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how we can assist you. Together, we can navigate the complex landscape of employment law and work towards a fair and just working environment.