Its Not Too Late

Neufeld Legal P.C. can be reached by telephone at 403-400-4092 / 905-616-8864 or email


Althought its generally preferable to begin dealling with your employment situation immediately after your departure from your former employer, this is not an absolute. Your former employer and their lawyers would like you believe that; however, although certain legal avenues might not be available or made more difficult, many Canadian employers have left themselves heavily exposed from an employment law perspective. However, in those circumstances, your former employer has taken prior actions to make it incredibly difficult for their employees to identify their legal position and with their lawyer's half-truths and misstatements, its easy to understand why most people would simply move on without any further consideration.

The facts and the law don't support that assessment, with many employees whose employment was characterized by one or more of the previously referenced employment aspects being particularly well suited to pursuing legal action: (i) long-term employment, (ii) salaried employment, and (iii) employment in Alberta. Naturally, where more than one of these employment aspects are present, there is an even stronger likelihood that you are due significantly more money from your former employer than you received.

Yet, due to the highly technical nature of employment law, most employees, and even lawyers, are not aware of what employees are properly due. Instead, they proceed with standardized payouts for terminated employees and are led to believe that when voluntarily departing one's job, an employee is not due anything from their former employer. However, where one or more of the previously indicated employment aspects is present, those employees need to seriously rethink their pre-existing understanding, including getting a second opinion on their legal entitlement post-employment.

Our approach, however, is not for everyone. When we take on an employment case, we pursue it very aggressively, such that we don't pull our punches with your former employer. As such, for those individuals who simply want to move on, even if it means leaving behind a considerable amount of money, we are probably not the right legal team. For everyone else, especially those employed by larger companies (who think they are so strong and powerful to be beyond reproach), that meet our internal criteria for aggressive employment litigation, we have a unique legal approach that you should seriously consider. If this is of interest to yourself, feel free to contact our law firm in strict confidence, by telephone at 403-400-4092 or 905-616-8864, or via email at

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