Employment Law

F5 Layoffs and Severance Pay

A laptop displays coding in various windows. F5 employees are entitled to severance when they lose their job.

F5 is a technology company that specializes in application delivery networking (ADN) technology. The company provides a range of products and services, including application delivery controllers (ADCs), web application firewalls (WAFs), and load balancers, which help organizations optimize the performance, availability, and security of their applications. It has reported revenues of over $2 billion the past few years.

F5’s headquarters is located in Seattle, Washington, in the United States. The company has a global presence with offices in over 40 countries, including Canada. F5 has several offices in Canada, including in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal.

As of 2021, F5 has over 6,000 employees worldwide. However, the exact number of employees in Canada is not publicly disclosed.

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Severance for F5 Canada employees

In Canada, employees at F5 can get up to 24 months of severance pay when they are fired or laid off from their job. This includes individuals working full-time, part-time, and hourly in Ontario, Alberta, or B.C.

Severance is the compensation a non-unionized worker in Canada receives from their employer when they are fired without cause.

Even if you are fired for cause, it’s very likely that you are still entitled to full severance pay because employees often don’t meet the conditions necessary for this type of dismissal.

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Regardless of a company’s grasp on employment law, they are legally required to provide proper compensation following a termination.

This concept applies during challenging economic conditions, downsizing, the closure of a business, or major public health events such as the COVID-19 pandemic.


WATCH: Employment lawyer Lior Samfiru explains everything you need to know about severance pay on an episode of the Employment Law Show.


The employment lawyers at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP have represented numerous tech sector employees over the years in severance package negotiations.

We have successfully secured much larger amounts for individuals employed across a variety of positions, from entry level jobs to executives.

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• Severance Pay in Ontario
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• Understanding severance in B.C.
Layoffs in Canada

Don’t sign on the dotted line!

Do not accept any severance offer, termination papers, or exit agreement that F5 may provide you with.

Once you sign back these documents, you eliminate your ability to negotiate a fair and proper severance package.

Generally speaking, if an employee does not receive the proper amount of severance pay when they lose their job, they may be considered to have been wrongfully dismissed. An employment lawyer at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP can analyze your situation and explain how much compensation you may be owed.

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The experienced employment law team at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP has helped tens of thousands of non-unionized individuals across the country. In addition to severance package negotiations, our team has experience securing solutions for the following employment matters:

Our lawyers in Ontario, Alberta, and B.C. stand ready to help you solve your workplace issues.

If you are a non-unionized employee who needs help with an employment issue, contact us or call 1-855-821-5900 to get the advice you need, and the compensation you deserve.

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Disclaimer: The materials above are provided as general information about the rights of employees in Canada. It is not specific to any one company and should not be read as suggesting any improper conduct on the part of any specific employer.

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