The Employment Law Show

Employment Law Show: Ontario – S11 E28

Employment lawyer Lior Samfiru's headshot, next to the Employment Law Show and Samfiru Tumarkin LLP logos. Lior hosts the radio show on Newstalk 1010 in Toronto.

Episode Summary

When should you call an employment lawyer? 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, Sundays at 1 p.m. ET, on Newstalk 1010 in Toronto, as the hosts take calls from listeners and provide vital answers to employees and employers.

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Show Notes

  • Contract worker returned to job from injury but let go: Individuals that have been made to sign multiple employment contracts after a period of time, are legally considered employees. After the third contract, regardless of an employer’s classification, the contracts are meaningless. Employees will be owed severance pay upon termination.
  • Job rescinded by an employer: Employees should consider what they have lost if an employer rescinds a job offer. Future employers would have to pay a prospective employee severance pay if the employee lost other employment or incurred financial losses as a result.
  • Employer placing an employee on a layoff: During the pandemic, many employers placed employees on a temporary layoff. Employees do not have to accept a temporary layoff and are within their rights to refuse. Employees that have been laid off should seek legal advice and determine if they are able to pursue severance pay.
  • Full-time to part-time employment: Employers are not required to allow employees to switch from full-time to part-time work. Employees that have been granted their request should consider if they are being given a new employment agreement. Employment contracts could contain a termination clause that limits future severance entitlements. Employees are not required to retire by a certain age and cannot be forced to do so.

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