The Employment Law Show

Employment Law Show: Ontario – S11 E15

A headshot of Employment Lawyer Mackenzie Irwin at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, to the right of the Employment Law Show logo. She hosts the show on radio stations 640 Toronto and 980 CFPL in London, Ontario.

Episode Summary

How should employers appropriately terminate employees? Employment Lawyer Mackenzie Irwin, an Associate 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

  • Cost-cutting measures from technology employers: Many technology corporations have implemented mass layoffs in the past few weeks. Employers seem to believe that mass layoffs mistakenly ensure less severance pay. Employees in the tech sector that have been involved in a recent layoff should contact an employment lawyer. Severance packages are often inadequate and do not include all elements of compensation.
  • Terminating an employee before seeking legal advice: Employers should be careful before terminating an employee, even without cause. Employers need to determine the necessary inclusions for severance pay as well as potential contract obligations.
  • Letting an employee go before a bonus: Employers should not lay employees off or terminate employees before an annual bonus has been given. Employers typically terminate an employee in this manner in order to save costs. Employees are entitled to all elements of compensation in a severance package, including an annual bonus.

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