We Are Skilled Severance and Termination Lawyers
Dismissed? Fired? Laid off? Have you been asked to accept/sign a severance offer? Wait, don’t sign! The first offer from your employer is rarely, if ever, fair. Employers often offer the minimum entitlements under the Employment Standards Act and hope you’ll go away. By accepting it, you could be forfeiting thousands of dollars in entitlements under common law, not to mention potential damages based on your employer’s actions.
Our severance lawyers are here to safeguard your interests and negotiate the best possible outcome for you.
Despite what your employer may say about you needing to sign, that is simply not true. In fact, you have two years to claim your severance. But once you sign and accept the severance package, you cannot later claim additional severance under the common law. This could be many thousands of dollars.
Before you sign, have us review your severance offer and the circumstances of your dismissal to ensure you receive your full entitlements.
Employers often exploit your stress during these difficult times to pay you less severance or termination pay than you are entitled to. Unfortunately, they often succeed because:
- You’re under pressure to take what seems generous
- You want to put this humiliating experience behind you
- You’re worried about your references and don’t want to upset them further
- The wording of your employment contract appears to be on their side
Paying you less than you are entitled to is wrong. It violates your employment rights and hampers your ability to transition smoothly into a new position.
We’ll clearly outline what you can expect. Employment contracts often contain things that are not enforceable.
The difference can be many months of additional severance pay.
Depending on your situation, judges can award you even more than what the Employment Standards Act entitles you to. This is known as Common Law Severance Pay. You may also be awarded damages depending on your employer’s conduct.
Why Choose Achkar Law?
Our team specializes in employment law, ensuring you receive top-notch representation.
Each case is unique. We customize our approach to address your particular circumstances.
We fearlessly take on even the most formidable employers to protect your rights.
Your needs and interests always come first, guiding our every action with compassion and dedication.
With a deep understanding of Ontario’s employment laws via many years of experience, we provide an edge in your case.
We believe in clear and open communication. You’ll always be informed about the progress of your case.
We equip you with the knowledge needed to make informed choices regarding your future.