Employment lawyers fall into two broad categories: those who represent employers, and those who represent employees. If employees in the workplace are members of a union, the lawyers involved on either side practice in the related, but distinct, area of labour law. The rights and obligations of employees and employers in that context will be negotiated and governed pursuant to their collective agreement.
That collective agreement will also stipulate what happens when an employee is fired, or terminated. The most frequent time people look for an employment lawyer, unfortunately, is when they get fired, or terminated from their employment. If you are in a union, contact your union representative. If you are not in a union, the terms of your severance can be negotiated and often significantly improved upon by retaining an employment lawyer.
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