Employment lawyer Lior Samfiru of Toronto-based Samfiru Tumarkin has observed a wave of immigrants coming through his door, particularly in recent months, seeking advice on terminations. He said he believes employers lay off newcomers because they're less likely to demand workplace entitlements, such as severance pay.
Un avocat torontois spécialisé dans le droit du travail, Lior Samfiru, estime que les employeurs ont également tendance à remercier plus rapidement les nouveaux arrivants parce que souvent, ils font moins valoir leurs droits, notamment en ce qui a trait aux indemnité s de départ.
Bhagwan Lobana knows too well how harsh the labour market is. Last April, after nearly two years in Canada, the 50-year-old Punjabi finally found a job that he was proud of. Mr. Lobana, an experienced chemist who graduated top of his masters' class in 1982, was hired at Acuren, a materials-testing and engineering company.
Your boss summons you to her office, informs you your services are no longer needed and hands you a severance package. That's the stomach-churning situation many Canadians are suddenly facing as struggling companies slash their workforces to ride out the recession.