The Employment Law Show

Employment Law Show: Ontario – S10 E142

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

Do you have to accept changes made to your job? Should you accept a severance offer immediately? An employment lawyer at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP answers those questions 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

  • An employee let go with positive performance: Many employees mistakenly believe that due to a lack of negative criticism and errors they cannot be terminated by their employer. Employers are permitted to terminate employees for any reason as long as adequate severance pay is offered.
  • Employees’ job duties have changed: Employers cannot decide to implement major changes to the terms of employment without an employee’s consent; it is considered constructive dismissal. Employees can choose to accept these changes however if they do so, they have given their employer permission to enact changes in the future.
  • Signing termination papers offered by the employer immediately: Employers that provide a fair offer will typically not pressure an employee to sign the severance package immediately or within an unreasonable amount of time. Severance pay deadlines are a pressure tactic and employees do not have to abide by these deadlines. Employees have up to two years after the initial date of termination to pursue their severance entitlements and should seek legal advice from an employment lawyer.

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