What should I do if I was wrongfully terminated from my job?
Employees are what make great businesses great, and, as an employee, you have the right to be treated fairly by your employer, which includes the right not to be wrongfully terminated from your job. You are protected against wrongful termination by a number of complex laws established to contribute to your overall well-being while on the job. If you believe that your employer has wrongfully terminated you from your position, we can help.
Regardless of whether you are a temporary or a permanent, full-time or part-time, employee, your relationship with your employer is governed by your employment contract. If your employer terminates you contrary to the employment contract, you may have been terminated wrongfully. This contract, which need not be written, also requires your employer to provide you with notice, prior to terminating your employment. You are entitled to reasonable notice, even if this is not something that you explicitly discussed with your employer and that is not explicitly stated in your employment contract.
In this case, the notice requirement is implied via common law, or statutory employment standards laws. In any case, the employer is required to provide you with a minimum notice under law, and may be required to provide you with a longer period of “reasonable notice” dependent on your age, experience, length of service and other factors. If you are dismissed without being given this required period of notice, you have been dismissed wrongfully, and you are entitled to a wrongful termination claim and adequate compensation for your mistreatment.
The following are some examples of wrongful termination:
- Your employer did not provide you with period of notice prior to termination, required by your contract explicitly, or required by the statutory employee protection laws
- Your employer terminated you because of your race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, record of offences, marital status, same-sex partnership status, family status or disability
- You were terminated without cause though your contract of employment, either explicitly or by implication, required cause for terminating your employment
During the initial consultation we will help you to:
- Determine whether you were wrongfully terminated
- Recognize your legal entitlements under your contract of employment, the Employment Standards Act, the Canada Labour Code and other statutory instruments
- Understand all of your possible options going forward
- Create a strategy tailored to your case in order to provide you with the best outcome in your case
If you have been wrongfully terminated, you should not have to face your struggle alone. Call a wrongful termination lawyer today: (416) 616- 5628. Our track record speaks for itself: We are the leading experts in the field.