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Severance

22nd Mar 2017

When is a resignation a termination in disguise? Sometimes employers too easily confuse when an employee has voluntarily decided to leave. Whether through insincerity or neglect, this is one situation where employers may try to … Read More

21st Mar 2017

Only if there is just cause for termination, the employer may terminate the employee without severance pay. As an employer, it is very difficult to establish just cause for employee incompetence or poor performance. To … Read More

21st Dec 2016

The purpose of a severance package is to make a terminated employee “whole” over a reasonable period of time.  Very commonly, severance packages include only base salary, neglecting other elements of compensation – such as … Read More

26th Sep 2016

Daniel Lublin was once again successful in obtaining one of the lengthiest severance awards for an employee in Ozorio v. Canadian Hearing Society. The Court awarded our client 24 months payment of salary and benefits … Read More

16th Nov 2015

Employers should be careful when fabricating an allegation of cause for termination in order to avoid paying a dismissed employee with a severance package.  A recent decision confirms that these allegations can expose employers to … Read More

17th Aug 2015

QUESTION Forced retirement, to some employers is one viable way of making space for a new hire.  To other employers, insinuating and making comments about forced retirement can land them in a law suit.  It … Read More

20th Jul 2015

QUESTION An employee’s entitlement to severance is to say the least, at the discretion of the employer. But this is not a point blank answer, as there are many factors that play into effect. Where … Read More

14th May 2015

QUESTION #1 2 days after I submitted a written request for my 1st Quarter 2015 performance based compensation I was fired for no reason at all.  They told me “you are an independent contractor, so … Read More

16th Apr 2015

Employees-beware of your work skeletons! Social media can be a good source for many things, even handy for employers to uncover employee work skeletons. Potential job candidates and employees need to be cautious about what … Read More

22nd Jan 2015

Recent events have caused mass layoffs of various employees, including Target, Suncor and SNC-Lavalin.  Employees affected are in the hundreds. Not knowing where to turn, most people resort to google searches. However, an internet search … Read More