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FOR EMPLOYEES

DISMISSALS AND SEVERANCE PAY

If your employment has been terminated without cause and you have been asked to sign a termination package, do not sign anything and have us review it first. By signing the package before having it reviewed, you may be giving up your right to collect additional severance pay for your dismissal.

If your employment has been terminated for cause, you may still be entitled to severance pay, even if your employer claims issues with performance, behavior, and other allegations. In many cases where an employer fires an employee for cause, there may not actually be any cause which would allow the employer to terminate the employee without providing severance pay. If you have been terminated for cause, please contact us so we can review your circumstances with you.

WORKPLACE BULLYING AND HARASSMENT

If you have been bullied at work and your employer has not addressed your concerns, your employer may be subjecting you to a poisoned workplace environment. In Ontario, your employer has a duty to provide you with a safe workplace, which can include freedom from bullying and harassment.  Please contact us so we can review your circumstances with you.

DISCRIMINATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

Under the Ontario Human Rights Code, for provincially regulated employers, and under the Canadian Human Rights Act, for federally regulated employers, you have a right to be free of discrimination at the workplace. You also have a right to be accommodated at work if potential disability issues exist. If your employer discriminates against you or if your employer refuses to accommodate you for health or other issues, your human rights may be violated.

EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT AND AGREEMENT REVIEW

Before signing any agreement, whether its an employment agreement, independent contractor agreement, or otherwise, you may want to have it reviewed so that you can fully understand your options. It is important to review and understand your options before you sign and commit to any contract.