Wrongful termination or wrongful dismissal are two terms that are often used interchangeably.
If you are an employee who was laid off or whose employment was terminated, employers will try to give you less than you are entitled, and ask you to sign a ‘release’. Do not sign any documents before consulting an employment lawyer. As a firm that focuses on Employment Law, we help you protect your rights and collect higher awards from your employer.
When calculating what you are owed when your employment is terminated, the Supreme Court of Canada recognized a list of factors (known as the Bardal factors) to determine the length of your notice period or how much the employer owes you for payment in lieu of notice:
- Your age;
- Your position (or character of employment);
- Years of service in that position; and
- Availability of similar employment.
Note: this list is not exhaustive. This means a court will consider other factors when determining what the appropriate notice period is for your case.
Employment lawyers know how to negotiate with the opposite side and understand what to present to the court to get you a higher award for your employment termination.
In the event that you are dismissed, fired, laid off, or your employment is terminated, and you want to see how we can help, contact us today.
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