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YYC Employment Law Group - Calgary Wrongful Dismissal Lawyers

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“Labour Law” and “Employment Law” are the same thing, right?🤷🏻‍♂️ Although the wording suggests these two fields are similar, there are quite a few differences between them.

In a nutshell, Labour Law pertains to groups of employees, such as unions. In Employment Law, the focus is on the relati...

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Our founder and managing lawyer, Stephen, is celebrating his first Father's Day today. Happy Father's Day to all supportive and loving dads, step-dads, and granddads out there! 🍻👴🏽👨🏽👳🏻‍♂️👨🏼‍🦱👨🏿

Good news! According to the Calgary and Region Economic Outlook for 2019 to 2024, we should anticipate steady job growth over the next 5 years! With an estimated arrival of 131,400 new residents to our city during that timeframe, unemployment rates are poised to drop by 5.9%. 🙌🏾

A surge of ne...

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Calling All Law Students: We're still accepting applicants for our $2,500 Scholarship Offer! We moved our deadline to August 31, 2019!

We are incredibly passionate about what we do here in Calgary. Employment law is crucial in today’s workforce and we want to ensure we're helping future lawyers ...

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Real talk, clients approve our fees! How often do you hear that? 🙏🏼✨

To help clients face this trying period of their lives, we charge only reasonable flat-rate fees for our legal services. We can proceed incrementally to avoid having you pay a large all-inclusive retainer fee up-front to get ...

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Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month and always taking a hardline stance against discrimination in the workplace and everywhere. Your Employment Lawyers. We’re Different. #pride #pridemonth 🥊💯

We are happy to announce that the recipient of Our Community May giveaway is Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink, run under the Shaw Charity Classic Foundation. Our $750 donation gives children and youth in Alberta the opportunity to uncover their potential and dream big! A New Era of Calgary ...

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Legal Advice to Employees in all areas of workplace legal matters.

  • Wrongful Dismissal and Severance Review

    Calgary wrongful dismissal lawyers provide wrongful dismissal and severance packages reviews. You may have recently been “laid off”, “packaged-out”, “fired”, “terminated” or “let go” with or without cause being alleged. Or you may be facing an impending termination event or layoff because your employer is engaged in a merger, acquisition or amalgamation that threatens your continued employment and your position has been deemed “redundant” and targeted for elimination. This is a common situation our Calgary clients face all the time. “Contractors”: we’re also talking to you. Don’t let your company-imposed title of “contractor” fool you – there is a good chance that, in reality, you’re actually an employee and entitled to severance, regardless of what “Bob” in Human Resources tells you.
  • Constructive Dismissal

    Your employer may have already made or may be proposing unilateral changes to the terms of your employment agreement, without your consent, regarding compensation (i.e. salary, hourly wage, commissions, bonuses), benefits or your job title and/or duties and responsibilities. Or you may be experiencing harassment, bullying, intimidation or discrimination at the hands of your boss, a colleague, vendor or service provider while your employer or Human Resources Department does nothing to stop it.Whatever the case may be, your employer may have breached an essential term of your employment agreement entitling you to compensation in a manner no different than if you had been blatantly fired or laid off without cause. Again, we don’t want to scare you, but there are time requirements that must be complied with. Allow us to step in and look out for your best interests while we are still able to.
  • Human Rights, Harassment, Bullying, Intimidation and Discrimination

    If you think you may have become the subject of workplace harassment, bullying, intimidation or discrimination because of your ethnicity, country of origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, age, marital or family status, or sexual orientation, let’s put an end to it. Allow us to talk with you and discuss what’s been going on. If we find evidence of a workplace human rights violation or harassment, bullying, intimidation and discrimination because of a protected ground, we’ll ensure that this conduct ends immediately and that you are reasonably accommodated. If it does not end, and you are not reasonably accommodated, we will vigorously prosecute a human rights complaint and/or a civil action for constructive dismissal and a claim for damages on your behalf against your employer. We’ve got your back and really dislike bullies. Like, really dislike.
  • Drafting, Reviewing and Advising on Employment Agreements, Restrictive Covenants and Non-Disclosure Agreements

    There is really nothing we hate more than seeing a long-term employee (that is, employees with 10+ years of service) laid off with nothing more provided to them from their employer than eight weeks pay-in-lieu of notice. Yes, this is the Alberta statutory minimum amount of notice or pay-in-lieu (i.e. severance) for an employee with 10 or more years of service, which many employers are now validly limiting their employees to. Why do we hate this so much? That’s simple – it’s easily preventable and can represent a fraction of what you would otherwise receive by way of severance or notice if this clause was not part of your employment agreement. You’ve probably heard of a non-compete or non-competition clause before. If you haven’t, these clauses basically aim to prevent you from competing against your former employer in the event that they terminate your employment or you resign. Sounds unfair, right?
  • Occupational Health and Safety Matters

    You have the right to work in a safe environment – in fact, it should be demanded. If your employer is cutting corners and taking unreasonable risks, exposing you to harm and risk of injury, or if you have already become injured because of this, we’ll see to it that this recklessness stops immediately – and permanently. If necessary, we’ll make sure you receive the compensation and benefits you’re entitled to. We’re in your corner and we aggressively prosecute and advance these claims where settlement is not possible.
  • Legal Advice to Employees

    Employment Lawyers Calgary are dedicated to providing legal advice and representation to employees in all areas of workplace related legal matters.


2 months ago
I had great experience with Stephen and Erika. They are the most efficient lawyers that I ever met. They always response promptly. The most important thing is they are specialized in employment field, they know how to protect your right and lead you to reach your goal. I am very grateful that Stephen and Erika had helped me successfully to reach my goal in my case. I can not say thank you enough to YYC Employment Law Firm
- Phan T
2 weeks ago
From the first meeting that I had with Erika I knew that I had made the right choice in selecting YYC for my concerns over workplace bullying and harassment. I was comfortable in discussing some very personal moments with her and she came up with a plan that led to a resolution that I was happy with. Should anyone be researching an employment lawyer I strongly recommend you speak to this company, they are well worth your time.
- Glenn H
a month ago
From my first correspondence with Stephen to my working with Erika I was made to feel important. My questions were answered within a very short timeline and most importantly Erika was very logical and supportive. The quick resolution I attribute to Erika's knowledge and presentation.
- Janne C

Calgary Employment Law Redefined

At YYC Employment Law Group we take a fresh approach to employment law. We put you in touch with our Calgary-based employment lawyers directly – beyond providing you with experienced, proven and trusted legal advice, we guarantee responsiveness and timely communication. If you don’t hear from us within 24-hours – whether it be in response to a question, request for information or otherwise – you’re entitled to a credit against the cost of your fees. That’s our promise to you. Accountability.

We’re all about connecting with our clients and the community we serve; even better, we speak your language. Contact us today to find out more about our innovative, forward-thinking and client-focused model and how our team of dedicated employment lawyers will partner with you to resolve your employment issue. We’re confident you’ll see the difference.

Calgary Employment Law Redefined – Look Beyond the Expected

Our model provides you with efficiency, value, peace of mind and certainty by offering reasonable flat-rate fees; you know what to expect from the second we start work on your file.

Our goal is to facilitate timely access to well-trained and experienced employment lawyers at an affordable price point. It’s all about you, the employee.

We exclusively practice workplace law and only represent employees – we are passionate about our work which translates into strong employee advocacy and representation.

Our employment lawyers have worked with some of Canada’s largest national law firms and have attended Canadian law schools where we excelled academically. We know employment law and previously acted for employers; we are intimately aware of how the other side works which fosters efficiency and effectiveness.

We are life-long Calgarians and community-based lawyers knowledgeable of the local labour market and regional dynamics. We’ve grown-up in Calgary and worked here, just like you, before becoming employment lawyers. We’ll navigate Calgary’s complex legal landscape for you.

We maintain a centralized business location at one of the City’s coolest, most vibrant and entrepreneurial downtown coworking spaces. Our large private offices provide the confidentiality and privacy afforded by a traditional office space, with a much fresher and enjoyable vibe and at one-third the cost; we pass these savings on directly to our clients by keeping our overhead costs low.

Not a fan of commuting downtown to meet your lawyer in-person? No problem – we’ll come to you and accommodate you on your schedule and at any location you want. Just say when and where, whether it be in the NW, NE, SW or SE, during the evening or on a weekend or via, FaceTime, Skype, Google Duo or any other platform you prefer. Being flexible, mobile and cloud-based has its advantages!

We are dedicated employment lawyers and exclusively practice workplace law. We provide legal advice and representation to employees in all areas of workplace related legal matters. Our employment lawyers are true subject-matter enthusiasts and are dedicated to the cause. In fact, we know employment law so well, we translate it into plain English for you. We will provide you with client-focused advice and representation in all areas of employment law including, among others:

- wrongful dismissal and severance review;
- constructive dismissal;
- human rights, harassment and discrimination matters;
- drafting, reviewing and advising on employment agreements, restrictive covenants and non-disclosure agreements; and
- occupational health and safety matters.

Why Us  

YYC Employment Law Group is proud to be redefining the practice of employee-side employment law in Calgary and we are ranked among the Top Three Employment Law Firms in Calgary for 2019 according to  

Choosing the right employment law firm for you is an important decision. Whether it’s us or somebody else, you’ll want to make sure your lawyer is the right fit. You need experienced, trusted, practical and easy-to-understand legal advice from a Calgary-based employment lawyer that is familiar with the nuances of the law and accustomed to getting results. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, check reviews and pose follow-up questions before formally retaining an employment lawyer. In some instances, your household’s well-being depends on it.

We are led by life-long Calgarians - intimately familiar with our local labour market and community - and are dedicated entirely to serving you, the employees and people of Calgary, according to easy-to-understand and reasonable flat-rate fee structure.

We have successfully represented employees in all areas of employment law and before all levels of court in Alberta.

We were academic high-achievers in law school and have worked for some of the largest and most recognized law firms in Canada; for employers and know how they operate.

Don’t simply take our word for it. We’ll put you in touch with our lengthy list of overwhelmingly happy clients, eager to tell you about how we really are different.

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We know our stuff. Let us be of assistance and help you navigate the complex legal landscape today. We’re confident you’ll see and like the difference. Contact us today and make sure you’re protected.

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