Employment Law

SSENSE Layoffs and Severance Pay


SSENSE is a Canadian technology company that operates an online fashion marketplace. Its offerings include a variety of established and emerging luxury brands.

Founded in 2003, the e-commerce company employs a total workforce of more than 1,700 people, according to LinkedIn.

Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, SSENSE has staff in several major Canadian cities, including Toronto and Vancouver.

The company claims on its LinkedIn page that it generates an average of 100 million page views each month.

Potential layoff at SSENSE

January 2023

  • Samfiru Tumarkin LLP has been contacted by several SSENSE employees who claim that dozens of workers are being laid off by the e-commerce company. Our employment lawyers are following up with affected staff in Canada to better understand the situation.

Severance for SSENSE employees

In Canada, employees at SSENSE 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 or B.C.

Severance is the compensation non-unionized workers in Canada receive from their employer when they are fired without cause.

If you are fired for cause, you are likely still entitled to full severance.

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Severance pay for technology industry employees
Severance packages in mass layoffs

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

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

All non-unionized Canadian employees at SSENSE are entitled to severance pay during the COVID-19 pandemic if they are terminated or let go from their job.

A company doesn’t have the option of “suspending” their legal obligations due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Severance Pay in Ontario
Understanding severance in B.C.

The employment lawyers at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP have represented numerous 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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How to properly calculate severance pay

Employers often incorrectly calculate severance pay. There is a belief that severance pay is one week’s pay, two weeks’ pay, or a week for every year of service an employee has with the company.

For non-unionized employees, the main factors of termination or severance pay include age, length of service, position, bonuses, benefits, and the ability to find new work.

If you work at SSENSE, you are likely a provincially regulated employee. That means your severance package must consider:

To figure out how much compensation you may be entitled to, use our firm’s Pocket Employment Lawyer.

• Severance Pay in Ontario
• Alberta severance packages
• 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 SSENSE 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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