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Dismissed? Fired? Laid off? Have you been asked to accept/sign a severance offer? Wait, don’t sign! Our severance lawyer can help negotiate your severance package and analyze the specifics of your wrongful termination.
Despite what your employer may say, you have two years to claim your severance. But once you sign and accept the severance package, you cannot later claim additional severance under the common law. This could be many thousands of dollars.
Always have a severance lawyer review your severance offer before you sign.
Employers often leverage your stress of being let go to pay you less severance or termination pay than you are entitled to. Unfortunately, they often succeed because:
- You’re under pressure to take what seems generous
- You want to put this humiliating experience behind you
- You’re worried about your references and don’t want to upset them further
- The wording of your employment contract appears to be on their side
Paying you less than you are entitled to is wrong. It violates your rights and it hampers your ability to make a smooth transition into a new position.
We’ll look at your wrongful termination case and clearly outline what you can expect. Employment contracts often contain things that are not enforceable.
The difference to you can be many months of severance versus weeks.
Depending on your situation, judges have the ability to award you even more than what the Employment Standards Act entitles you to. This is known as Common Law Severance Pay. You may also be awarded damages depending on your employer’s conduct. Each situation is unique and a severance lawyer at Achkar Law is here to support you in all matters related to termination, severance, and negotiation. If you resigned because your job changed, click here to learn about constructive dismissal.
We have extensive experience successfully negotiating with employers and know exactly what to present to the court to get you the maximum award.
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