The Employment Law Show

Employment Law Show: Ontario – S11 E59

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

Episode Summary

Is severance enough after a wrongful dismissal? 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

  • Job offer rescinded by an employer: Employees that rely on a new job and lose something as a result, such as financial security, are owed compensation. The prospective employer would owe the individual severance pay despite the lack of actual employment.
  • Let go due to discriminatory reasons: Employees cannot be terminated for discriminatory reasons, despite being offered severance. Discriminatory terminations can involve employees being let go due to their age, gender, religion, etc. Employers can face additional human rights damages as well as standard wrongful dismissal consequences.
  • Asking for a new employment contract: Many employees mistakenly believe a formal employment contract is necessary for their continued employment. Employment contracts typically seek to limit the rights of an employee and protect the interests of an employer. Employees should be wary when asked to sign a new contract and seek immediate legal advice.

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