Termination without Cause and Severance Employment Lawyers in Edmonton
If you are unsatisfied with the way you were dismissed by your employer or feel that you were treated unfairly, then there’s a good chance that you were.
Book a consultation with a Virk Law employment lawyer and we can help determine what you may be entitled to receive.
Did your former Employer have just cause for termination?
The two types of termination are termination for just cause and termination without cause. To be terminated for just cause, an employer must prove that a just cause for termination existed. They must explain their reason
Employers have the right to terminate without cause, but there are laws in place to protect workers in these situations. If you are terminated without cause, or you disagree with the reason you were terminated, you may be entitled to an award from your employer. Read about possible compensation below or book a consultation with Virk Law to find out more about your rights.
Know your Rights: Are you entitled to compensation?
The law around termination is complex. Let us help you navigate it. Termination pay is the minimum amount of pay “in lieu of notice” that an employer must give an employee when he or she has been terminated without cause. The amount of termination pay required is laid out in statute and will depend on how long an employee has worked for a company. Many situations call for employees to be compensated well above the statutory minimum requirement. In such situations, the amount of money that employees may be entitled to could depend on factors such as:
How long you have worked for the company
your position within the workplace
the details of an employment contract or severance package
Virk Law Employment Dispute Consultation Itinerary
Step 1: Employment Information
The first step is gathering information about the employee and the employer – where was the employee working? For how long?
Step 2: Termination Information
The second step is to gather more specific information, such as details about the justification for the termination, what reasons were given for the termination, and how much compensation was given upon
Step 3: Your Current Position
If you are an employee, what you do after your termination effects your case. If you have been collecting Employment Insurance, you may have to pay some or all of it back from any award given to you by the court. If you have found a new job or have been looking for a job but been unable to find one, it may change your lawyer’s advice.
Step 4: Your Situation Determines Your Options
After establishing a comprehensive picture of your situation, we will try to lay out what options are available to you. Every case is different. Our job is to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision and to advise on what we think is best.
Step 5: Your Case Going Forward
Once we decide how to proceed, we will start to build your case based on the information given to us. Many cases settle, but some do not. We will advise you about how your case will advance so that you have a clear picture of what to expect going forward.