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Legal Help for Hiring and Firing an Employee

Hiring great employees is not easy. Regardless of the circumstances, letting people go is even tougher. LegalShield can help you avoid unnecessary legal complications and constitutional violations laid out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Avoid common hiring pitfalls

As an employer, you have certain obligations and laws you have to follow when hiring people. Here are a few common problem areas.

  • Discriminating based on race, gender, age, nationality, or disability.
  • Asking interview questions about age, citizenship, or drug use.
  • Following government regulations set forth in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, such as obtaining workers’ comp insurance, setting up employee payroll to withhold federal taxes, etc.

Whether you’re making your very first hire or you have legal questions about existing employees, speaking with an employment lawyer is a smart move. Join LegalShield today and you can be on the phone with a lawyer.

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Handle termination according to the law

Most wrongful termination lawsuits make one or more of the following claims against the employer.

  • Violation of an anti-discrimination law
  • Violation of an employment agreement
  • Violation of labour laws
  • Claims that termination was used as a form of harassment or retaliation

If you need help terminating an employee in a way that will avoid a lawsuit or you need help setting up proper employment documents and termination processes for the future, join LegalShield today and let our business lawyers guide you.


Have a lawyer represent you at trial

If you’re concerned about being sued by an employee for discrimination, wrongful termination or any other employment-related issue, LegalShield lawyers can represent you at trial.

Our SMB Essentials plan allows you to hire your lawyer to represent you for 25% off their standard hourly fees. If you’re a defendant, our SMB Plus and Pro plans include 75 hours of trial defence time for no additional fee. Either way, you save a ton of money.

Plus, all plans include unlimited consultation time on an unlimited number of legal matters and lawyer-drafted letters and phone calls to resolve disputes before turn into a full-blown lawsuit.

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How a LegalShield Small Business Plan works for employment law

Your business pays a small monthly fee starting at $49 per month and gets legal advice, document review and lawyer representation services you can use to deal with any hiring or firing situations.

Get help with hiring and firing

Small Business Plans start at only $49 per month.

Key features of our Small Business Legal Plans


LegalShield’s business plans can help you in the following areas.

Advice, consultation & research

Legal consultation from a provider lawyer on business legal matters, with legal research for each issue, if needed.

Letters or phone calls

Receive help with business legal matters more efficiently with professional communications issued on your behalf.

Document review

Put business-related legal documents through legal review.

Collection letters

A collection letter from a provider lawyer could help you recoup payments more efficiently.