If you’ve been fired, whether with “just cause” or whether there was a wrongful termination, be sure to have a knowledgeable employment lawyer at Z Legal review your case and get you the severance pay you deserve! Each case must be assessed individually by an employment lawyer to determine if you’re entitled to severance pay, even if you’ve used our severance pay calculator.
You may be entitled to significantly more than just the Employment Standards Act minimum! Ensure that you have an experienced employment lawyer at Z Legal review your case to determine if you are entitled to Common Law notice or payment instead of notice.
In Canada, an employer can terminate an employee without just cause as long as the employee is given proper notice of termination or payment of severance pay.
Even if your employer claims to dismiss you with “just cause”, be sure to have your matter reviewed by an employment lawyer at Z Legal before agreeing to any settlement proposal for severance pay from your employer. Employees cannot be terminated for just cause unless their behaviour is truly serious. Make sure to have an experienced employment lawyer in your corner, presenting your side of the story. Wrongful dismissal cases are complex and must be carefully assessed. Contact our experienced employment lawyers at Z Legal today for a free consultation to see if you’re owed severance pay too.
Constructive dismissal is another way of saying that an employer has made a fundamental change to an employee’s terms or conditions of employment. In this situation, the employee can claim damages for wrongful dismissal equal to the severance pay they’d be entitled to if they had been terminated.
It is important to be very careful in these situations. We recommend that you contact an experienced employment lawyer at Z Legal to discuss your situation, as the employee may still be required to stay and continue working under the new conditions as part of an obligation to minimize the damage caused to them (mitigation). Most commonly, constructive dismissal and the right to severance pay may be made out when one or more of the following are present:
If you believe that you’ve been constructively dismissed, contact an experienced employment lawyer at Z Legal for a free consultation to determine if you’re entitled to severance pay.
An employment contract can specify everything from the employee’s hours of work to the severance to which they’re entitled in case they are let go. Make sure to get legal advice from an experienced employment lawyer at Z Legal on the details of your next employment contract before signing.
Even once a contract is signed, you may be asked to accept amended contracts at some point. Contact an employment lawyer at Z Legal first to ensure that your rights and severance pay are being protected.
Your rights are protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. An employer cannot discriminate or harass you on the basis of your race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status or disability. If you believe that your Human Rights have been violated, speak to an employment lawyer at Z Legal today.
Your employer has a duty to accommodate you to the point of “undue hardship.” Not only that, but your employer also must demonstrate that they in fact tried to accommodate you – it is insufficient to simply say that it was not possible to do so. Failure to accommodate you to the point of undue hardship is a form of discrimination. If you believe that you’ve been discriminated against at your workplace, make sure to contact an employment lawyer at Z Legal to determine what recourse you may have. If you’ve been terminated as a result of a Human Rights violation by your employer, you may be entitled to be reinstated to your position or to obtain payment for the time it takes you to obtain a new position, or you may be entitled to severance pay from your termination.
An experienced employment lawyer is ready to assist you with your employment Human Rights claim.