Lior Samfiru was on CTV AM discussing the main factors that go in to calculating severance entitlements and contrasts this with the approach Future Shop has taken with it's recent layoffs.
Lior Samfiru was on the John Oakley Show discussing the Future Shop layoffs and the legal entitlements for the 1,500 let go.
"The longer you work, the older you are and the more senior position you have and the more severance is owed to you. When you apply that to an individual you get a significantly greater amount that what those provincial standards are."
"What I discovered pretty much consistently amongst all the people that I've spoken to is that the offers were completely inadequate," says Lior Samfiru, a labour lawyer retained to negotiate for higher packages for a number of former employees.
Best Buy Canada is coming under fire over severance packages former Future Shop employees say are inadequate and signed under duress.