Have You Been Wrongfully Dismissed?

If you’ve faced wrongful dismissal, your rights may have been violated, putting you in a position to claim what’s rightfully yours under your employment agreement and the Ontario Employment Standards Act.

But first, 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.

Despite what your employer may say about you needing to sign, that is simply not true. Again, it’s important to understand that you cannot later claim additional severance under the common law once you sign a severance offer.

Before you sign, have us review your severance offer and the circumstances of your dismissal to ensure you receive your full entitlements.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our Experienced Severance Lawyers

Contact us by phone toll-free at 1-800-771-7882 or email us at [email protected], and we will be happy to assist.

It’s important to keep in mind that an employer can terminate you for any reason, or no reason at all. They’re not required to tell you the reason for dismissal.

Contact us for a review of your case. Unlike other firms, our phone lines are staffed by specialists who are adept at assessing whether consulting with one of our lawyers can provide the assistance you need. And isn’t that what matters most to you right now? All without any initial cost to you.

If our intake specialist recommends a “Strategy Session” with one of our experienced lawyers, you can rest assured knowing that you’re on the right path.

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Following a Strategy Session with one of our skilled employment lawyers, you’ll know exactly what to do to advance your interests and receive your full entitlements.

There’s no reason to settle for less.

Why Choose Achkar Law?

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Our team specializes in employment law, ensuring you receive top-notch representation.

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Each case is unique. We customize our approach to address your particular circumstances.

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We fearlessly take on even the most formidable employers to protect your rights.

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Your needs and interests always come first, guiding our every action with compassion and dedication.

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With a deep understanding of Ontario’s employment laws via many years of experience, we provide an edge in your case.

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We believe in clear and open communication. You’ll always be informed about the progress of your case.

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We equip you with the knowledge needed to make informed choices regarding your future.


Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our Experienced Severance Lawyers

Contact us by phone toll-free at 1-800-771-7882 or email us at [email protected], and we will be happy to assist.

Severance FAQs

A reasonable severance package in Canada varies substantially based on the circumstances of the employee. While there are many factors which can contribute to the calculation of a reasonable package, there are common factors which are typically considered, known as the Bardal factors.

Employees can try to negotiate alone, but almost always, a lawyer can get them more. Seeking the advice of an experienced employment lawyer helps a dismissed employee understand whether the severance package they are offered is reasonable in comparison with what a judge will likely give them.

An employment lawyer is likely in the best position to assess the appropriate severance package of an employee who has been let go. A good lawyer will know how and when to negotiate, and when to initiate a Statement of Claim to get defendants to pay you through settlement or a court order.

Yes – having your employment terminated by your employer is the same as being fired or let go. A termination of employment is either with or without cause, which affects whether or not you are entitled to termination pay. Sometimes employers try to claim that a termination is for cause when it is not. Wrongful dismissal is when an employee is told they are in fact fired or dismissed.

As an employee, if your employment is terminated without cause – that is, through no fault of your own, you are entitled to termination pay, or common law reasonable notice or pay in lieu. If you are an employee and have been terminated, contact an experienced employment lawyer to help assess your case.

In Ontario, employers are able to dismiss an employee without reason – as long as the reason is not related to Human Rights. Employers have to provide the appropriate amount of notice or termination pay to the dismissed employee. The appropriate amount of notice will largely depend on the employment agreement if applicable, and if not, on common law reasonable notice.