Public Servant Conduct & Employment Lawyer
We understand that federal, provincial & municipal public servants are subject to a host of regulations which govern their conduct. We understand the demands placed upon them by their Ministers or other elected officials, managers, colleagues, clients, and the public.
We help public servants throughout Canada who are facing employment law issues, including employment-related allegations concerning misconduct, competence, fitness, administrative, civil negligence or criminal proceedings. We'll give you our considered legal opinion on the likely optimal outcome of your case, negotiate for you, draft and present grievances and appeals, and appear as your advocate at any proceedings. You'll have a strong ally to lean on at every stage of the proceedings.
We conduct independent workplace investigations, including for allegations of harassment, dishonesty, conflict of interest, violence and accommodation. Our work can lead to objective fact finding, and relevant, reliable and probative evidence. Only by retaining a law firm for your workplace investigations can you be guaranteed that the results will be confidential and protected by solicitor-client privilege.
Public servants should not try to go up against their employer alone without legal representation. Public service employment investigations and proceedings unfortunately don't have the same checks and balances that are inherent in the court-based criminal justice system. Inconsistent government policies, unreliable evidence of alleged misconduct, and incoherent sanctions may be the result of uncontrolled proceedings if you don't have an advocate to hold the government to account.
Contact us today to discuss the public service employment law or professional conduct situation you may be facing.