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Future Shop employee seeking legal advice over severance
Future Shop employee seeking legal advice over severance

"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."


Future shop severance packages not up to snuff, says lawyer
Future shop severance packages not up to snuff, says lawyer

"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.


Former Future Shop employees claim severance packages inadequate
Former Future Shop employees claim severance packages inadequate

Best Buy Canada is coming under fire over severance packages former Future Shop employees say are inadequate and signed under duress.


Former Future Shop employees claim severance packages inadequate
Former Future Shop employees claim severance packages inadequate

Samfiru said employees found out Saturday morning "in a very shocking way" that the stores were closing, which is different from the gradual rollout of layoffs Target Canada Co. announced in January.


'Great Concern' Over Severance
'Great Concern' Over Severance

Lior Samfiru was on CTV discussing the recent Future Shop store closures and the legal entitlements for the 1,500 let go.