Suzanne has been practicing law for the past 34 years. She has been practicing in the area of Employment Law/ HR/ Human Resources for over 17 years. Suzanne has seen a number of businesses of all kinds, be it provincially governed or federally governed that have had to pay out some hefty settlement to Employees just because the Executive Director/ the Human Resources Representative, the Band Manager has without realizing it made a faux pas that is very easy to do that has cost their business/organizations thousands of dollars.
If only they would have reached out to a lawyer such as Suzanne prior to taking such steps. Suzanne can be reached and used as a sounding board to your Executive Director/ Manager/ the owner when they are not sure of something, or there is something unusual about the situation. It would be so much more economical to pay 15 -30 minutes worth of legal services than to pay out a Human Rights Claim or a wrongful or constructive dismissal claim together with the legal fees to defend such claim.
Suzanne offers a HELP service where HR/Human Resources Representative, business owners, Managers/ Executive Directors can reach out to obtain guidance before they act. The legal services can be structured in such a fashion that once the HR/Human Resources Representative, business owners, Executive Directors have received the guidance he/she can complete the work themselves such as drafting the discipline letters or the termination letters. In the alternative they opt to do the work and get it checked by Suzanne before delivering it to the Employee. It can be considered the equivalent of on the job training as it relates to HR/ Human Resources matters.
Remember when it comes Human Resources once you have taken a step you cannot take it back. That is why there is a RULE WHEN IT COMES TO HR/ HUMAN RESOURCES, THINK, THINK AND THINK AGAIN AS YOU ARE AFFECTING AN EMPLOYEE’S LIFE. This is a preventative measure that could save your business/organization thousands of dollars.
Timmins, Cochrane, Kapuskasing, Kirkland Lake, Temiskaming Shores, Iroquois Falls, Gogama, Chapleau, Temagami First Nation, Mattagami First Nation, Wahgoshig First Nation, Constance Lake First Nation, Attawapiskat First Nation, Kashechewan First Nation, Fort Albany First Nation, Moose Cree First Nation, Taykwa Tagamou First Nation, Chapleau Cree First Nation and Missanabie First Nation, Brunswick House First Nation, Matachewan First Nation, Beaverhouse First Nation, Flying Post First Nation, all within the Province of Ontario.
We are always receptive to serving other Communities.