Legal Rights Following Workplace Termination Without Cause (Ontario, Canada)
posted on November 30, 2017
“There are two separate sets of laws that protect you if you have been terminated because of restructuring or cost-cutting, or for any other reason, other than for cause. The first are those identified in the Employment Standards Act of Ontario.” – Monster.ca
In Ontario, a terminated and unemployed person is legally entitled to the following,
- “One week of notice (or payment in lieu of notice) for every year work, to a maximum of eight (8) weeks, plus your full benefits for this period.”
- “If you have been employed for over five years and if your employer has a payroll of over $2.5 Million, then you are entitled to a further week of severance pay for each year worked to a maximum of 26 weeks.”
- “You are of course entitled to outstanding wages, overtime pay, vacation pay commissions.”
If you have not received the payments listed above, you can pursue further action through a lawyer, or you can file a claim under the Employment Standards Act of Ontario. “Even though terminated, you can still also pursue other outstanding issues in the civil action, including payment for overtime, any unfulfilled promises for bonuses, commissions, car allowance, the benefits you enjoyed as an employee, further contributions to your RRSO and/or pension, and in some cases damages for mental distress.”
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