In Ontario, employers are able to dismiss an employee for any number of possible reasons. What they cannot legally do is fire you on prohibited grounds or fail to give you proper notice. If you were terminated without cause, then your right to notice is guaranteed under the law.
The problem is that many dismissed employees have little idea of what’s fair. At De Bousquet PC, we do know — and if your employer has wrongfully terminated your employment, we can launch a fight to uphold your employee rights.
Were You A Victim Of Wrongful Dismissal?
One of the most common injustices faced by dismissed employees is lack of proper notice. It doesn’t matter whether you work full time, part time, temporarily or permanently. The law says that if your employer lets you go without just cause — such as theft, fraud or another serious reason — then you deserve notice.
Legislation provides statutory minimums, but these often represent only a fraction of what you may deserve. Depending on your age, experience, length of service and other factors, you may deserve a longer period of reasonable notice. The precedents are found not within legislation, but in common law — previous cases similar to yours that were fought and won.
Our role as your advocates is to find those cases and establish your right to further compensation.
Don’t Leave Without Your Full Entitlement
Our lawyers have fought many wrongful dismissal cases in Etobicoke and Mississauga. We’ve been through the courts and tribunals. We can guide you through the process and protect your right to the full compensation package you are entitled to throughout your entire notice period. Depending on your case, this may include:
- Wages or salary
- Nondiscretionary bonuses
- Group health coverage
- Long- and short-term disability benefits
- Vacation pay
- Stock options
- Pension plans
Don’t Sign Anything Without Consulting A Lawyer First
Our experienced employment lawyers in Toronto can analyze your case and determine whether you were wrongfully terminated. Call us for a consultation. We’re open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for your convenience. Call 416-616-5628 or reach us by email.