About Wrongful Dismissal claims in Ontario
The relationship between an employer and employee is considered to be a type of contract which sets out how much notice the employer is required to give the employee before terminating his/her employment. Wrongful dismissal occurs when an employer does not provide sufficient notice of termination to the employee or a fair payment in lieu of (instead of) notice. If an employee was not provided with reasonable notice, the employee may be entitled to compensation.
There are various elements that are considered when it comes to figuring out what is the appropriate amount of notice or pay in lieu of notice including length of time worked at the company, age, and salary.
The loss of employment can be financially devastating and can also be psychologically devastating, especially for those who have been employed with the same company for many years.
If you think you were wrongfully dismissed, you should consider contacting an employment lawyer to find out what your rights are and if you will be able to pursue a legal action against your employer. If you are a unionized employee, your employment is governed by what is known as a collective agreement and you would then file a grievance with your union.
If you have lost your job and are not part of a collective agreement, do not hesitate to call our legal team for a free no obligation consultation.
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