Toronto Employment Lawyers
Do I need to sign a release? Is my employer offering me a fair severance package? Do not make important decisions without legal advice of experienced employment lawyers. We offer a free half-hour consultation. We would be pleased to hear from you if you have a question about your rights in the workplace.
“I called Marvin A. Gorodensky after a referral from a friend. Mr. Gorodensky told me what my case was worth, the process and the pros and cons. From the first time we met, Mr. Gorodensky indicated what my case was worth and resolved it almost exactly at that amount. I found Mr. Gorodensky to be conscientious, experienced, and got results.”
“I am a lawyer by trade and therefore did research before I decided to retain the firm of Marvin A. Gorodensky Professional Corporation. My initial referral was from another lawyer and confirmed by my independent research. I found Mr. Gorodensky to be experienced, and knowledgeable. I would recommend Mr. Gorodensky to those in need of an experienced employment law lawyer and am grateful to the individual who initially referred me to the firm.”
“I worked in a senior capacity with a large financial institution. My then employer whittled away my job responsibilities such that I felt embarrassed and humiliated. Marvin spent considerable time dissecting the conduct to show the true intentions of my former employer. Due to Marvin’s hard work and tenacity, I resolved the matter with my former employer and am now happily employed elsewhere I would readily recommend Marvin A. Gorodensky.”
Focused on representing the rights of employees, Toronto employment lawyers at Marvin A. Gorodensky Professional Corporation (“MAGPC”) have over 30 years of experience and are committed to ensuring that your rights are protected. Is your severance package reasonable? What does your employment contract really mean? Can your employment be terminated because you took a leave of absence for illness or maternity? These are only some of the workplace issues that require the assistance of experienced employment lawyers. Most people believe that they cannot afford a lawyer, cannot compete with their deep-pocketed employer, or believe that they need to see a lawyer only after having been dismissed. In fact, the best way to protect your rights is to seek the advice of legal counsel before matters escalate beyond your control.
Why Clients Trust Our Employment Lawyers
As Toronto employment lawyers with more than 30 years of experience protecting the rights of their clients in employment and labour law cases, Marvin A. Gorodensky Professional Corporation receives highly rated reviews for delivering positive results. Our clients trust our employment lawyers for:
At Dismissed.ca our lawyers have a combined 40+ years of experience in employment law. We understand that most people prefer to retain a lawyer on a contingent basis. However, for some clients a standard hourly agreement could be a preferable arrangement. What type of agreement is best suited for you is dependent on a number of factors. Please click here to review the Law Society of Ontario’s guide “Contingency fees: What you need to know" . Please review this document as it will assist you in understanding, in part, the advantages and disadvantages of contingency fee agreements. Ultimately it will be up to you to determine what type of fee arrangement would be best for you.
We are often asked what our “percentage” would be. That is an extremely difficult question to answer, as it will be dependent upon numerous factors including, liability (are you clearly entitled to more money or are you potentially entitled to more money) and if so, how much? It would be unfair to charge the same percentage for a claim worth $100,000.00 as opposed to $10,000.00. Generally, our contingency fees are based on 25-30% of recovery plus disbursements (out-of-pocket expenses likely photocopies, postage, faxes, etc.) and HST. Our contingency fee is almost always calculated on the improvement over the original offer. For example: if upon termination you are offered $20,000.00, our fee would be based on any additional amounts we obtain for you.
Although our contingency fee is generally in the range of 25-30% of the improvement, we are mandated by the Law Society of Ontario to advise as to the maximum contingency percentage which is 50% of recovery including costs and excluding disbursements and taxes.
In determining the appropriate percentage or other terms of the contingency, the lawyers at Marvin A. Gorodensky Professional Corporations (“MAGPC”) shall consider a number of factors, including the likelihood of success, the merits of and complexity of the claim, the expense and risk of pursuing the action, and the amount of the expected recovery. There is no one size fits all. Whether a contingency fee agreement is right for you is ultimately a personal choice. It would be best that your review the Law Society of Ontario’s guide referenced above before our initial consultation so you understand your options. At Dismissed.ca we are committed to offering you the choice of a contingent or a standard retainer based on our hourly rates.