Employment Law

Harmon lays off 50 workers, Canadians affected: Reports

A photo of a construction worker. (Photo: Josh Olalde / Unsplash)

What’s happening at Harmon?

Samfiru Tumarkin LLP is investigating reports that Harmon has laid off approximately 50 employees.

Several workers at the construction company have contacted our team — claiming that they have been let go.

Our experienced employment lawyers are reviewing severance packages and following up with affected staff members to better understand the situation.

Major layoffs continue

Reports of job cuts at Harmon come amid a flurry layoffs to kick off 2024.

Big names, including Enbridge, UPS, Salesforce, Levi Strauss, Microsoft, Rona, eBay, Wayfair, Amazon, YouTube, Newell Brands, and Instagram, have significantly scaled back their staffing levels as they continue to navigate challenging economic conditions.

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Termination agreements for Harmon employees

In Canada, non-unionized employees at Harmon are owed full severance pay when they lose their jobs due to downsizing, corporate restructuring, or the closure of the business.

This includes individuals working full-time, part-time, or hourly in Ontario, Alberta, and B.C.

People working “on contract” or as a contractor may also be owed severance pay — given that many employees in Canada are often misclassified as independent contractors.

Severance can be as much as 24 months’ pay, depending on a number of factors.

WATCH: Employment lawyer Lior Samfiru explains why you are still owed severance if you have been downsized on an episode of the Employment Law Show.

Before you accept any severance offer, double-check the amount using our firm’s free Severance Pay Calculator. It has helped millions of Canadians determine their entitlements.

In addition to your salary, make sure to factor in any other elements of your compensation (i.e. bonuses, commission, etc.).

If your employer’s offer falls short of what our Severance Pay Calculator says you are owed, it’s very likely that you have been wrongfully dismissed and should contact an experienced employment lawyer at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP.

Non-unionized employees in Canada have up to two years from the date of their dismissal to pursue proper severance pay.

• Severance for provincially regulated employees
Rights to severance for construction sector staff
• Severance packages during mass layoffs

Lost your job? Talk to an employment lawyer

If you have been fired or let go for any reason, contact the experienced employment law team at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP.

Our lawyers in Ontario, Alberta, and B.C. have successfully represented tens of thousands of non-unionized individuals.

In addition to severance package negotiations, we can assist you on a broad range of employment matters, including:

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

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