The Employment Law Show

Employment Law Show: Ontario – S10 E128

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 640 Toronto and 980 CFPL in London, Ontario.

Episode Summary

What is wrongful dismissal and when should you seek legal advice? Employment Lawyer Lior Samfiru, co-managing Partner and national practice leader at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, answers this question and more on the Employment Law Show. 

LISTEN BELOW to Ontario’s premiere radio show about employment law and workplace rights featuring the province’s leading employment lawyers. You can hear the show live on Mondays to Thursdays at 640 Toronto and 980 CFPL in London at 6:30 p.m. ET, as the hosts take calls from listeners and provide vital answers to employees and employers.

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Show Notes

  • Harassed by a coworker and penalized for voicing a complaint: Employers are obligated to provide a safe working environment free from abuse and harassment. Employers who penalize or terminate employees as a result of workplace harassment are in violation of an employee’s human rights and could face additional damages. A reprisal is considered illegal and employers must instead, conduct an adequate workplace investigation and resolve all complaints.
  • Definition of a wrongful dismissal: A wrongful dismissal is largely concerned with severance pay and not the reason for termination. Employers can terminate employees for any reason as long as adequate severance pay is offered to terminated employees.
  • Steps after losing employment: It is typically a very stressful and difficult time for individuals in the event of termination. Employers will pressure employees to sign an initial severance offer by a deadline. It is important for employees to think rationally and seek out legal advice before signing or accepting an offer.

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