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The Difference Between Termination Pay, Severance Pay, and a Severance Package

With some exceptions, employees who are dismissed without cause are automatically entitled to a minimum notice period calculated in accordance with Ontario's Employment Standards Act. 

Performance Improvement Plans...Usually A Ticket Out The Door

Performance improvement plans ("PIPs") can be a legitimate way for employers to help a struggling employee to improve.

Layoffs: Employee Rights

Ontario's Employment Standards Act authorizes employers to "temporarily" lay off workers for certain periods of time.

Constructive Dismissal: The Basics

When an employer makes a unilateral and fundamental change to your employment contract, it might give rise to a constructive dismissal.

What is Mitigation?

If you have been terminated, you have an obligation to “mitigate” your damages. What does this mean?

Fixed-Term Contracts

If you have a fixed-term contract, what are you entitled to when you are terminated before the end of the contract?

Termination for Cause – Employer’s Duty to Investigate

Employers are required to conduct an investigation into the nature of the allegations and should interview not only the individual making the complaint, but also the employee’s superiors, co-workers and, most importantly, the accused employee.

Terminated for Cause - Condonation

If you’ve found yourself terminated for cause for something your employer said you did several weeks, or even months, ago that wasn’t brought to your attention until your termination, you may be able to bring a case for wrongful dismissal.

What happens to my termination package if I pass away?

The Courts are clear that employers still owe terminations packages to deceased employees who pass away during the notice period.

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