Losing your job unexpectedly can be a financial and personal shock. You may be surprised if your employer fails to give you a valid reason for terminating your employment. Although an employer can fire an employee without providing a reason, some reasons are against the law. Also, in most cases, an employer in Ontario must give an employee a reasonable notice of employment termination.
If this happened to you, finding alternative employment might be challenging. Furthermore, you might have questions about the validity of your dismissal. There may be grounds for legal action if your employer failed to comply with employment laws related to notice or severance pay, or if he or she committed another action that might constitute wrongful dismissal.
Examples of wrongful dismissal
As an employee, the Employment Standards Act under which you have certain rights protects you. Your employer may not use any of the following circumstances as a reason for dismissal:
Standing up against an employer might be daunting, but you need not do it alone. An Ontario lawyer with experience in fighting for the rights of employees who face wrongful dismissal can provide the necessary guidance and support, ensure one’s rights are protected, and fight to obtain the full amount of compensation an employee is rightfully owed.
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