Can I Afford an Employment Lawyer?

May 22, 2024

Are you facing a workplace matter that goes against Alberta’s employment laws? You might be thinking about contacting a lawyer but worried about the cost. This is a valid concern for many people, especially if you have recently lost your job. But it doesn’t have to be.   

You don’t pay unless and until your claim is resolved.  

At Litco Law, we understand the financial concerns that come with seeking legal help. While many lawyers will charge for the consultation and require a retainer, we don’t charge for either of these things. We never bill by the hour, consults are always free, and we also work on a contingency fee basis for employment law claims. Here’s what that means for you: 

  • No Upfront Costs: You won’t pay anything until your claim is resolved. We don’t bill by the hour, and your initial consultation with us is always free. 
  • Transparent Fees: Our fee is based on a percentage of your settlement at the end of your claim, and it will always be clear and agreed upon before you hire us, so you’ll know exactly what to expect.  
  • Covered Expenses: We’ll take care of disbursements (i.e. fees for things like court fees, etc.) during your claim, ensuring you’re not burdened with unexpected costs. 
  • No Win, No Fee: If for any reason your claim cannot be resolved, you owe us nothing. 
  • Free Consultations: You’re under no obligation to hire us after the consultation. We’ll assess your situation and advise you accordingly. 

Wondering if you have grounds to file an employment law claim? There are many types of scenarios that can take place in the workforce, but here are some general examples that could lead to a claim:  

  • Wrongful dismissal: If an employer terminates your employment contract without a valid reason or without providing reasonable notice or severance.  
  • Breach of contract: If the employer breaches any terms of your employment contract, such as failing to provide agreed-upon benefits or violating agreed-upon working conditions. 
  • Discrimination or retaliation: If an employer dismisses you based on discriminatory reasons, such as race, gender, age, or disability, or as retaliation for exercising your legal rights (e.g., filing a complaint or participating in a workplace investigation). 
  • Constructive dismissal: This occurs when an employer unilaterally makes significant changes to the terms or conditions of employment without your consent, leading you to resign. In such cases, the resignation may be treated as a dismissal, and if the changes were unreasonable or substantial, it may be considered wrongful dismissal. 

Have questions about employment law claims in Alberta?  

Still unsure if you have a case? Contact us today for a free consultation. Our legal team is here to answer your questions and provide the support you need, even if we’re not the right fit for you. We’ve helped thousands of Albertans get the compensation they deserve, and we can help you too.  

Litco Law is proud to have been recognized as Calgary’s Top Choice Employment Law firm for 2023 & 2024.  


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