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Employment & Labour

Gittens & Associates Employment & Labour Lawyers - Legal Help in Newfoundland

Employment is a crucial matter to all but a handful of people. It provides financial security, a means of supporting a family, a social network and a sense of accomplishment and pride. This is why termination can be one of the most upsetting, stressful events an individual will go through. To make matters more complicated, many people aren’t familiar with the workings of labour and employment law, making it difficult for them to know when their rights have been violated.


At Gittens & Associates, we can provide you with the assistance you need should you be terminated. Whether you require help to decipher a complex employment contract or you believe a termination was unjust, we can help.

Employment Law

Gittens & Associates provides a full range of employment law services. These include:


  • Personal service contracts

These can be complex because they often concern specialized work. We can help you review or design a contract or resolve disputes arising from one.


  • Employment contracts

While few people think to consult a lawyer when accepting a job offer, it’s a good idea to make a habit of it. This is because some employers tend to insert restrictive covenants (such as non-compete clauses), which may impede your employment prospects down the line.


  • Severance negotiations

If you’re laid off, the right severance package will give you enough leeway to land on your feet and make it easier to find a new job. We can ensure you get the compensation you deserve.


  • Wrongful dismissal

The stress of getting laid off or terminated can make it hard to properly assess the situation. If you’re not sure whether you’ve been wrongfully dismissed, contact us. Our employment lawyers can help.

Labour law

We also provide a full range of labour law services, including:


  • Duty of fair representation

If you think your union isn’t representing your interests fairly, we can help.


  • Grievance procedures

Workplace disputes can be highly disruptive. Gittens & Associates provides assistance for grievance procedures and will ensure that the rights of everyone involved are respected.


  • Mediation

If a conflict escalates, mediation provides an important step before going to trial. Importantly, mediation tends to be a much faster way to resolve disputes, which is beneficial for everyone involved.


  • Arbitration

We also provide arbitration services for labour disputes.


Gittens & Associates provides professional employment and labour law services. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

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We focus on both employment and labour law in Newfoundland and help you protect your rights.

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