Many consumers are wrongfully dismissed for their jobs everyday here in Ontario, and don’t understand their rights, obligations, and if they can do anything about being fired from their jobs. Wrongful dismissal is something that can have enormous repercussions to an employer if not done correctly, and within the guidelines and rules set out by the government.
As an employer there are certain procedures that need to be followed in order to avoid potential lawsuits from former employees in a wrongful dismissal case, and it’s good practice for both employers, and employees to speak with an employment lawyer before any decisions are made.
Wrongful dismissal happens when an employee is discharged from their job for illegal reasons, or if company violated a policy when the employee is fired. This can also happen when proper notice is not given to an employee before being let go from their position when notice is required. The damages that can be awarded to a former employee can balloon without even considering the legal costs and ramifications in such a case.
If you feel that you have been wrongfully dismissed from your job, you do have some options. The first would be to gather and document all the information relating to your job, the notice you were given if any, and any facts relating to how you were let go.
This is extremely important. The next step is to get in contact with an employment lawyer who specializes in employment cases. He or she will be able to sit down with you and review the facts of your case in order to determine the best course of action.
Watch this episode with Toronto employment lawyer Marty Rabinovitch where he explains the wrongful dismissal process, your rights, obligations, and what an employment lawyer can provide you.
For more information on employment law or if you need an employment lawyer, contact Marty Rabinovitch
Devry Smith Frank LLP
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