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Shelley Brown

Toronto employment lawyer

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CONFRONTED WITH COMPLEX WORKPLACE ISSUES?
SHELLEY BROWN WILL HELP YOU

Toronto employment lawyer Shelley Brown understands the challenges and stresses employees  face when confronted with complex workplace issues. His extensive experience in employment law includes; wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, workplace harassment, constructive dismissal, human rights issues and contract agreements.

SHELLEY HAS AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND AND LEGAL EXPERTISE RELATED TO EMPLOYMENT LAW.

How Shelley Can Help You

WRONGFUL DISMISSAL

Whether you have a contract or not, or have done nothing wrong, an employee can still be fired. It is a wrongful dismissal when the employer terminates an employee’s contract and the employer fails to provide the appropriate notice. You may want to have your contract or dismissal notice reviewed before accepting an offer.

WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

Workplace Harassment includes bullying, belittling or threatening behavior towards an individual or a group of workers. Even though laws exist to prevent harassment in the workplace, you may feel you have a workplace harassment issue as harassment can and does exist.

CONTRACT AGREEMENTS & RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS

CAUTION! Employment contracts can contain provisions that may be unfair to an employee or costly if you have to fight them. A prospective employer may have a take it or leave it approach but these clauses can cause headaches for employees. It is best to consult an experienced lawyer to review your contract before you sign.

Human Rights

Discrimination in the workplace may be related to your race, age, citizenship, ethnic origin, sex, marital or family status, sexual orientation, disability, amongst other things. You have the right to file a complaint if you feel you have been discriminated against.

CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL

If an employee is terminated when an employer unilaterally changes the essential or fundamental character of the terms of employment, this is called Constructive Dismissal. If you feel that your circumstances were changed and it affected your terms of employment you may have grounds for a constructive dismissal.

APPROPRIATE NOTICE

An employee must be given appropriate notice when ‘let go’ or ‘laid off’ from their job. There are exceptions such as unlawful conduct. However, disputes may arise from the length of the termination period or pay for a specified number of weeks or months. It is best to consult an experienced lawyer to discuss the termination terms and ensure you are given appropriate notice and compensation.

NON-SOLICITATION AGREEMENTS

These clauses restrict people who leave their job from taking another job in the same industry for a period of time after leaving the employer. But in recent years, non-compete clauses have become almost impossible to legally enforce except in certain circumstances. Courts are recognizing that non-completes can constrain an individual’s ability to earn a living.


Shelley not only knows his field, he also helped me through what was a very stressful situation.  His representations at the pretrial made the difference and it was resolved before going to court. He was on my side all the way -Wrongful/Constructive Dismissal
 
Thank you so much for representing me in my dispute.  Your courtesy and guidance was greatly appreciated -Thank you
 
Shelley Brown is a colleague of mine, I have known for over 30 years. I have referred a number of my clients to Shelley Brown when they had employment problems. Everyone reported back they received highly professional advice & a satisfactory resolution.  I would not hesitate to refer anyone in need of expert advice from a highly competent employment lawyer to Shelley Brown. Joel Skapinker, Barrister & Solicito -Expert advice
 
You inspired me with courage and hope. Thank you for your generosity -Courage & Hope
 
Shelley Brown is an exceptional advocate. I refer clients to Shelley with the full confidence they will receive excellent client service & superior representation.  I have also consulted with Shelley on legal matters and find him to be extremely knowledgeable about a range of legal issues, particularly with respect to employment.  Grace Permaul, Lawye -An Excellent Advocate
 
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