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If you are wrongfully dismissed you can sue the employer.
If you are owed pay that you've earned and they are not going to pay you then you can file a complaint with the Employment Standards Branch and they will assist you, without any fee, for getting what you are owed.
If you are slandered you can sue them for damage to your reputation but that's expensive so good first step would be to have a lawyer send them a letter demanding that they do not defame you in any way and essentially threatening a lawsuit.
Here is a link to the contract information for the Employment Standards Branch:
- Toll-free in Alberta: 1‑877‑427‑3731
- Edmonton: 780‑427‑3731
You can contact the Law Society and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a lawyer and can consult with the lawyer and the first half hour will be free.
The number is:1-800-661-1095
Let me know if you need any further clarification.