The Employment Law Show

Employment Law Show: Alberta & B.C. – S6 E24

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 radio stations 980 CKNW in Vancouver, 630 CHED in Edmonton and 770 CHQR in Calgary.

Episode Summary

What are short-service employees’ severance entitlements? Can employers refuse to accommodate a medical condition? Employment Lawyer Lior Samfiru, Partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP answers this question and more on the Employment Law Show. 

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Show Notes

  • Short-service employee severance in a layoff: Many short-service employees mistakenly believe that they are not owed much severance pay and compensation if terminated. In many cases, short-service employees are owed comparatively more severance pay than longer-service employees.
  • Not recalled to work despite lack of vaccine policy: Many employers are removing their mandatory vaccine policies however have not recalled all of their employees. Employees do not have to accept a layoff and can treat their employment as terminated and pursue their severance entitlements.
  • Returning to work from a disability leave: Employers cannot decide whether or not an employee is ready for work or ask for specifics regarding an employee’s medical condition. Employees should provide their employer with a note from their doctor detailing their ability to work and possible restrictions. Employers have an obligation to accommodate an employee’s medical condition.
  • Employee contract no longer renewed: Employees that have signed several contracts for the same employers are no longer considered employees on a contract. but regular employees. After approximately three signed employment contracts, individuals are considered indefinite employees that are owed severance pay if a contract is not renewed.

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