Why Choose Our workplace harassment Lawyers

We work with employees at all levels, from senior executives to frontline staff.

If you are facing workplace harassment, feel intimidated or discriminated against, or if the behavior at your workplace makes you uncomfortable, that’s what we’re here for. Book your consultation call where we’ll review relevant documents before your consultation so that we can provide you with legal expertise based on your unique situation.

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Navigating any employment law issue can feel daunting when you’re doing it alone. We’re here to offer you the knowledge and adept guidance with Alberta’s Employment Standards Code. Find more answers in our Knowledge Centre.

The Alberta Human Rights Commission defines harassment as:

“…when someone is subjected to unwelcome verbal or physical conduct.” 

It further provides examples of harassment, which include:

-Verbal or physical abuse, threats, derogatory remarks, jokes, innuendo, or taunts about appearance or beliefs
-Displaying pornographic, racist, or offensive images
-Unwelcome invitations or requests, either indirect or direct
-Intimidation, leering, or other objectionable gestures
-Unwanted physical contact

In the workplace, harassment could include:

-Bullying
-Causing or allowing abuse
-Allowing a toxic work environment
-Assigning inappropriate tasks
-Undermining the employee’s standing in the workplace

In general, these behaviours must be seen by an objective, reasonable bystander as serious, deliberate attempts to make working conditions intolerable and cause the employee to resign. 

This is not limited to abusive behaviour by the employer. Failure by an employer to prevent the harassment of an employee by co-workers may amount to harassment. Even if an employer doesn’t have actual knowledge of the harassment perpetrated by an employee, they may still be vicariously liable.

Harassment, bullying, abuse, or a toxic work environment can lead to a claim for constructive dismissal or a human rights complaint to the Alberta Human Rights Commission.

Remedies available through the Alberta Human Rights Commission can include:

-Requiring employers to attempt to prevent future harassment through training programs for staff
-Ordering the dismissed employee to be reinstated to their original position
-Awarding compensation for psychological harm resulting from the harassment

If you believe you are experiencing harassment, Cashion Legal specializes in workplace discrimination law and can review your case to ensure you are being treated fairly and guide you through the next steps.

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Frequently asked questions about workplace harassment?

An employee who is being harassed in the workplace has many options, ranging from internal complaints to lawsuits. The right option depends on your circumstances and should be decided in consultation with an employment lawyer.

Workplace harassment can sometimes amount to constructive dismissal, and depends primarily on whether the employer has taken steps to prevent and/or address the harassment. An employment lawyer can review your situation and determine whether you’ve been constructively dismissed.

A fundamental implied term of any employment relationship is that the employer will treat the employee with civility, decency, respect, and dignity. Employers have a duty to provide a work atmosphere that is conducive to the wellbeing of its employees.

Employers are allowed to be critical of their employee’s work, and to take disciplinary action when necessary. Not every arrogant or rude manager, or all workplace arguments will be found to rise to the level of harassment.

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Worried about high legal costs? We have a solution.

We offer flat-fee pricing on our workplace harassment legal services so that you have certainty in how much it will cost to move forward. That’s just one of the many ways we offer clarity at a time of uncertainty.

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We know that facing any type of workplace issue is difficult, so we offer professional guidance with empathy and compassion.

Clarity

We bring clarity to the unknown.


We know that workplace issues are full of uncertainty, so we bring clarity to your situation, options, and costs whenever possible.

Advocacy

We believe in employee rights.


All individuals deserve fairness, respect, and dignity in the workplace, so we advocate for you and seek a fair outcome for your situation.

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Wrongful Dismissal

When an individual’s employment is terminated without cause and without reasonable notice.

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Constructive Dismissal

When an employer breaches an essential obligation that is imposed by the employment agreement.

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Workplace Discrimination

When an employee experiences discriminatory treatment based on factors such as race, gender, or disability.

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Severance Packages

When an employer offers payment and benefits upon termination while also requiring signature on a release.

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Workplace Harassment

Failure of an employer or a co-worker to treat an employee with civility, decency, and respect.

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Non-Compete Clauses

An employer’s attempt to protect the business and limit an employee’s ability to work with a competitor.

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Termination for Cause

When an employee is terminated without notice or pay in lieu due to an act of serious misconduct.

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Sometimes, you just need to take the next step.

If you’ve been struggling with a workplace issue, you’re in the right place and we’re here to help. Booking a consultation is the first step.