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Whether you’re an employee or an employer, our trusted team of specialized employment lawyers are here to help you navigate the legal intricacies of the modern workplace. At Kent, our practice covers all major areas of employment law, including employment contracts, wrongful dismissal, severance packages, Employment Standards issues, and workplace human rights issues relating to disability, harassment, and/or discrimination on any of the protected grounds.

Employer law services at a glance

We work with our clients to understand the full scope of their situations, adding value to every service we offer. Kent’s employment lawyers can provide all the services attaching to each and every stage of the employer-employee relationship, including:

  • Advising on recruiting and hiring
  • Employment contract drafting
  • Policy manual development
  • Compensation plans
  • Employment disputes
  • Performance management and improvement
  • Promotion and demotion
  • Managing employee absenteeism caused by illness or disability
  • Ending the employment relationship
  • Structuring and negotiation of severance packages
  • Workplace human rights
  • Representing clients at all levels of court and before administrative tribunals

Services for employers

Does your organization have trouble attracting and retaining talent? Are managers and staff often at odds over the determination of commissions or bonuses? Do different departments have trouble working together? The Kent approach focuses on helping employers maintain healthy, happy, and productive workplaces by developing sustainable employment policies, from recruitment and onboarding to promotion and retirement. We work with businesses of all sizes, representing a wide variety of industries and workplace contexts, to resolve existing issues and prevent future ones by keeping all stakeholders on the same page.

Services for employees

Have you lost your job? Are you starting a new one? Could you be facing changes to your compensation package or other aspects of your current position? Are you concerned about how a co-worker or supervisor is treating you? Whatever your workplace situation may be, Kent Employment Law understands the issues facing employees, and we can help educate you about your rights, how to protect them, and how related legal processes work. Whatever the circumstances and what it takes to improve them, our goal is to support you in achieving fair and sustainable outcomes in the workplace.

Sustainable Employment™

We help employers and employees foster sustainable employment relationships

A sustainable employment relationship is a reciprocal arrangement between an employer and employee. It rests on a workplace that is transparent, collaborative and fair. It fosters a culture of engagement, productivity, and commitment. And it helps all stakeholders derive more benefits, both tangible and intangible, while finding deeper meaning in their work.

How do we do this? By giving our clients the legal tools they need to build these relationships, teaching them how to use these tools, and being on call for implementation and follow-up.

Meet our employment lawyers

Kent’s reputation is the product of a highly talented stable of employment lawyers who not only know the law, but also take the time to know our clients as well. This allows us to accurately tailor our advice and other legal services to fit each client’s unique set of circumstances, and feel genuine empathy for the employees and employers we serve. Our firm has compiled an enviable track record over the years, and much of that success stems from having lawyers who understand that professional excellence often depends on human engagement.

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