Employee Legal Services
Employee Services Include
Severance package review and negotiation
Wrongful dismissal litigation
Constructive dismissal litigation
Job offer and employment contract review
Disability benefit claims
WSIB claims and appeals
Claims for unpaid wages (including sales commissions or overtime) or deductions from wages
Disability accommodation in the workplace
Human rights complaints for workplace discrimination and/or harassment
Medical related absenteeism defence
Duty of fair representation
Because employers usually provide their terminated employees with less than what they are entitled to, Camenzuli Employee Legal Services has significant experience reviewing and negotiating proper settlement packages for employees. If you have lost your job and were provided with a severance package, do not accept it without contacting us first.
When an employer terminates an employee without giving him or her the proper amount of notice that their employment will end (or pay instead notice), the employee has been wrongfully dismissed. Furthermore, even if you were terminated for a reason, that reason may not be lawful. Camenzuli Employee Legal Services is committed to fighting for employees who have been wrongfully dismissed. If you have recently lost your job, we urge you to contact us.
If your employer changes a fundamental term of your employment without your permission, like your pay or your hours, you may have been ‘constructively dismissed.’ Constructive dismissals usually occur when employers “lay-off” employees improperly. Camenzuli Employee Legal Services fights vigorously to secure severance packages for employees who have been constructively dismissed. If a fundamental term of your employment has been changed or you are told that you are being laid off due to a “shortage of work” contact us immediately.
It is quite common for insurance companies to wrongfully deny employees Long-Term Disability or Short-Term Disability benefits. Camenzuli Employee Legal Services has expertise reviewing insurance benefit policies and challenging insurer decisions to deny benefits. If you believe that you have been improperly denied LTD or STD benefits, contact us to learn about the options that are available to you.
Employees who are injured at work are usually entitled to benefits under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board insurance scheme. However, often employees are denied benefits that they are entitled to. Camenzuli Employee Legal Services can appeal decisions made about your benefit entitlements. If you were injured at work and want to appeal a decision made regarding your benefits or simply want a better understanding about the status of your claim, contact us.
While discrimination in the workplace can be obvious, more often than not it occurs when a workplace policy ignores an employee’s gender, ethnicity, religion, disability or sexual preference. Discrimination can also occur when you are looking for a job either at the application or interview stage. At Camenzuli Employee Legal Services we are devoted to protecting human rights in the workplace. If you feel like you have to compromise your identity at work or that you were denied employment because of your identity, please contact us.
The Ontario Human Rights Code prohibits all forms of harassment including sexual harassment. If you are being harassed at work and feel like your employer is not taking your complaints seriously, contact us for help.
In the Employment Standards Act, ‘wages’ include commissions and performance-based bonuses. Additionally, despite what you may have been told, an employer must pay overtime and can only make deductions from your pay in very limited circumstances. Camenzuli Workplace Law specializes in crafting strategies to recover money owed to you in a way that does not compromise the relationship you have with your employer. If your employer owes you money, please contact us to discuss what remedies are available to you.
It is becoming more common for employers to ask new hires to sign a written employment contract. The terms of employment contracts have a significant impact on your employment and may limit what you are entitled to if you are terminated. Whether you are in the stages of negotiation or simply want to better understand the implications of signing a contract, Camenzuli Workplace Law can help. If you have recently received an offer/contract of employment, we encourage you to contact us.
Employers have a legal obligation to accommodate employees who are suffering from a disability or have particular family obligations. If you require accommodation in the workplace but do not know how to broach the subject with your employer, Camenzuli Workplace Law can assist you with crafting a proper accommodation and can even negotiate with your employer on your behalf. Alternatively, we have the expertise to bring claims against employers for failing to accommodate. Contact us if accommodation is an issue for you.
Unexpected medical issues can arise suddenly, requiring employees to take time off from work. When that happens, sometimes employers can be aggressive and try to force an employee back to work or request private medical information. Camenzuli Workplace Law has experience representing sick employees who wish to keep their medical information private and who are being rushed back to work. If you find yourself dealing with a medical issue and an unreasonable employer, contact us.
A Union’s main purpose is to protect the workers that it represents. When a unionized employee is dealing with workplace challenges, it is the Union’s duty to represent that employee fairly. Camenzuli Workplace Law is dedicated to ensuring that Unions are held to that duty. If you feel like you have not been represented fairly by your Union, contact us to discuss what options are available to you.