Wrongful dismissal is where an employee’s employment contract has been terminated by their employer and the employee was not given reasonable notice for dismissal or pay in lieu of notice, referred to as “severance pay.”
An employee can be dismissed ‘without cause’ which means that an employer can terminate an employee without providing a reason for dismissal, so long as the dismissal is not based on protected grounds according to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
If you were terminated and believe you did not get the proper amount of severance pay you were entitled to, you may have a claim for wrongful dismissal. If in doubt do not sign any documents provided by your employer upon termination. Our team of experienced employment lawyers are well versed reviewing and calculating severance packages and the often corresponding complexities. We recognize that each person’s situation is unique and we are committed to ensuring that you receive what you are rightfully owed.
An employee may have also been wrongfully terminated on protected grounds pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code. These can include discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age or disability. If you believe you were terminated based on a discriminatory ground, our experienced employment lawyers can assist in upholding your rights under Ontario’s Human Rights Code.
In the face of wrongful termination, employees have a range of legal actions available to them. The first step is to consult with an experienced employment lawyer such as Grossi & Associates. We will review your unique situation, guide you through the legal process and help you understand your rights and options.
If you have been wrongfully terminated, your lawyer may recommend filing a complaint with the appropriate labor board. This could lead to mediation or arbitration between you and your employer and could result in reinstatement or compensation. If this does not resolve the issue, you may need to file a lawsuit against your employer for damages such as lost wages or emotional distress.
In certain circumstances, class action lawsuits may also be an option. This involves a group of employees who have been wrongfully terminated by the same employer. We can advise on the feasibility and potential benefits of a class action lawsuit.
If you suspect you’ve been wrongfully terminated, consult with our team of employment lawyers to explore your options and ensure your rights are protected.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace legal advice. Please consult our office so you can receive advice for your specific situation.