The Employment Law Show

Employment Hour 980 CKNW – S3 E13

A headshot of Employment Lawyer Lior Samfiru, Co-founding Partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, to the right of the Employment Law Show logo. He hosts the show on various Global News radio stations.


A Vancouver employment lawyer at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP reveals your workplace rights in British Columbia and shatters myths and misconceptions about severance pay, terminations, workplace harassment, overtime pay, wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, duty to accommodate, and more.

What We Covered

Truth about termination for cause, forced resignations, sexual harassment, return from a disability leave, severance pay and MORE on The Employment Hour on 980 CKNW with a Vancouver employment lawyer.

Chapter 1:

Sexual Harassment: Court Win & Large Award

A judgement was rendered in a case involving sexual harassment in the workplace (female employee was physically assaulted in a hotel room by her boss), and the complainant was awarded $45,000. The lawyer explains why this case was an important one.

Chapter 2:

Forced Resignation after 12 Years

An employee was told that they were being let go after 12 years on the job, but they would be allowed to resign to save face. Can an employer force an employee to resign?

Chapter 3:

Just Cause for Termination: What Does it Mean?

The lawyer explains what a Just Cause for Termination means, and differentiates between a termination “with cause” and “without cause.”

Chapter 4:

What actions can lead to a Termination For Cause?

Chapter 5:

How can an employee prove “just cause” not valid

Chapter 6:

Severance Pay and Employment Reputation

My friend was let go after 1 year without cause. Will this termination follow him around, and label him as a difficult employee? If he pushes for severance pay, will that ruin his reputation?

Chapter 7:

What to do if a For Cause Termination is Coming

Chapter 8:

Can an employer make changes to my job?

Chapter 9:

Changes to your job & What your Employment Contract Says

Chapter 10:

Fired For Cause & Severance Pay

My company says that they had cause to fire me. When I complained, they said that they agreed with me, but couldn’t change their decision to terminate me. Can I still get severance pay?

Chapter 11:

Return to Same Job After Disability Leave

I’ve been working in HR at a large company for 10 years. The last 2 years have been spent on long-term disability following a car accident. Am I allowed to return to the job I had before I took my disability leave?

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