What you need to know if you’ve just lost your job
You could be entitled to more compensation
In the event of termination, the applicable legislation defines only the minimum entitlements that are owed to the employee. While your employer might claim to have met or even exceeded their obligations, this is actually only part of the picture. You could be entitled to significantly more compensation than your employer has offered.
Your situation is totally unique
In most cases, the law requires employers to provide notice or pay-in-lieu of notice to employees who are terminated from their job. The amount of notice or pay-in-lieu of notice that you may be entitled to upon termination often depends on factors unique to you, such as your age, level of income, the nature of your position and length of service with your former employer.
What about termination with cause?
If your employer terminates you for just cause, your employer may choose not to give you any notice or pay-in-lieu of notice. However, the employer must prove that there was just cause to terminate you. Usually, it is very difficult to prove just cause, and if the employer cannot prove just cause, you could be entitled to significant compensation. If your employer terminated you for just cause and does not want to compensate you, contact me for a free consultation to discuss your case.
You need legal advice
This is a difficult time, and it’s not easy to navigate through the termination process while avoiding pitfalls that could jeopardize your rights. You need an experienced legal professional who specializes in employment law to guide you, help you understand your rights, and to let you know what kind of compensation you might be entitled to.
Where to start?
Call us today for a FREE telephone consultation. We don’t charge anything unless you win. It’s that simple. The number is (416) 383-0123.