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YYC Employment Law Group - Calgary Wrongful Dismissal Lawyers

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Posted on Apr 3, 2019

As employment lawyers, we think this holds true in the workplace, too. If you’ve simply had enough, we can help. A New Era of Calgary Employment Lawyers. We’re Different. 💯

Posted on Mar 30, 2019

Partnering with our Community: Pro Bono Legal Services. We realize that lawyers aren't cheap. While we work hard to keep our flat-fees reasonable and as low as we can, legal fees are still a financial burden for many employees. Each month, we select one individual to provide cost-free legal advic...

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Posted on Mar 26, 2019

We are very honoured to be a recipient of this award from ThreeBestRated.ca as one of Calgary's top-rated law firms for employees. Our unwavering commitment to client satisfaction and dedication to serving employees continues to shake-up the local legal market. Our goal was to modernize and simpl...

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Posted on Mar 17, 2019

Is your employer deducting sums of money from your pay cheques without your authorization or consent for things such as uniforms, equipment, training fees, or anything else? This may be illegal under Alberta law. We’ll not only get you your money back, we’ll make sure this behaviour ends. Let’s t...

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Posted on Mar 4, 2019

We are excited to announce that Emily Grier has joined YYC Employment Law Group as our firm’s newest employment lawyer. Emily brings a wealth of employment law and civil litigation experience from some of the most well-regarded litigation practices in Canada. Her extensive skill set, experience a...

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Posted on Feb 27, 2019

United we stand against bullying and bullies. In the workplace and everywhere. A New Era of Calgary Employment Lawyers. We’re Different. #pinkitforward #pinkshirtday

Posted on Feb 26, 2019

We couldn’t agree more. Holding employers accountable is our business. We’re Different.

Posted on Feb 24, 2019

Because First Impressions Matter: we bring a distinct level of care and compassion to our client consultations beyond our breadth of legal knowledge. We understand that our clients work hard for their money. Our lawyers spend time thoroughly reviewing your file and the law prior to meeting so we ...

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Services

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.
  • Legal Advice to Employees

    Calgary employment lawyers specialized in providing legal advice and representation to employees in all areas of workplace related legal matters.
  • 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.
  • Human Rights, Harassment and Discrimination Matters

    Human Rights, Harassment, Bullying, Intimidation and DiscriminationIt’s both surprising and concerning to note that, even in 2018, employers still engage in prohibited forms of human rights violations and discrimination in the workplace – and more often than you think. We know all too well how damaging this can become to your well-being and family life. The only difference as between prohibited human rights violations and discrimination at work in the heyday of the 1960s and 2018 is that, today, this conduct is often much more subtle, discreet and indirect – but make no mistake about it, it is still just as unlawful. Employers often have sophisticated in-house or outside legal counsel and other professionals on staff to assist them in making otherwise direct or blatant discrimination appear benign and due to some other valid reason.
  • 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.
  • 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 these claims where settlement is not possible.

Testimonials

a week 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
I found this law firm online and called for appointment after I walked out from my office. Mr. Lee McMillan made an arraignment to meet with me at same day after office hour. He explained clearly what my options were and recommended the best route to proceed with. After meeting, Lee took a quick action to send a demand letter to my previous employer and kept me up to date on the progress of my case. Through the entire process he explained each step to me and fought for me every step of the way. He is extremely intelligent and efficient in his work and was able to solve my case quickly and in my favour. I would recommend Lee to anyone who needs a great lawyer on their side!
- allen z
2 months ago
I immediately established a level of trust with Erika from YYC Employment Law Group. I quickly realized that Erika is an effective communicator with excellent knowledge and a high degree of professionalism, this allowed me to have full confidence in her handling of my case. She provided me fantastic, timely support throughout the process and understood the stresses and challenges of my situation. Her suggestions were always in my best interests and she was a pleasure to deal with. I would definitely recommend Erika as she made this difficult time more bearable. Thank you Erika & YYC Employment Law Group!
- Michelle B

Calgary's Legal Authority for Employees

YYC Employment Law Group - Calgary Wrongful Dismissal Lawyers is Alberta’s first and only employee-side boutique law firm dedicated entirely to serving the distinct needs of employees, operating according to an easy-to-understand flat-fee basis.

All of our Calgary employment lawyers have received their training from top-tier national law firms and are graduates of top Canadian law schools.

We specialize in providing legal advice and representation to employees in all areas of workplace related legal matters including: 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.

We put the needs and well-being of our clients first, believing that settlement funds belong to employees and should remain theirs, without exception. Because of these guiding principles, we never take a percentage of any negotiated settlement or impose unreasonable hourly fees.

Our easy-to-understand flat-fee arrangements allow our clients to know what to expect from the beginning, without any hidden costs or surprises. YYC Employment Law Group uniquely speaks your language and understands your needs. We represent employees only. Let us fight for you.   

WHY EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS CALGARY ?

  • Our fees are fixed so you know what to expect from the beginning – providing you with greater value, peace of mind and certainty not offered by the traditional billable hour.
  • We only represent employees and never act for employers – we are passionate about our work which translates into unmatched employee advocacy and representation.
  • We have received our legal training from some of the best law firms in Canada, which provides you with the assurances of knowing your employment matter is being attended to effectively and efficiently and by high-quality legal counsel.
  • We are life-long Calgarians and Canadian law school educated, uniquely knowledgeable of the local labour market and regional dynamics.
  • We are a virtual cloud-based law firm and do not have a centralized office or fixed business hours – we work remotely, are uniquely flexible and are committed to serving you on your schedule, within or outside of normal business hours.
  • We accommodate your lifestyle by maintaining the ability to connect with you at any time and anywhere there is an internet or telephone connection – this includes face-to-face meetings at any location you desire.

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600-630 8 AVE SW
CALGARY, AB T2P 1G6
Canada

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Mon:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed