The Employment Law Show

Employment Law Show: Ontario – S11 E89

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

Episode Summary

What are employees owed if their company is sold to a new employer? Employment Lawyer Alex Lucifero, a Managing Partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, answers these 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

  • Bullying and harassment from a supervisor: All employees are entitled to a safe and harassment-free work environment. Employees facing harassment in the workplace should first voice their complaints to the appropriate party within the company. Employees that can no longer continue working can also speak to their doctor regarding a potential leave of absence. An employer’s failure to investigate and resolve complaints of harassment can lead to constructive dismissal.
  • Employee’s rights to severance when business is sold: Employees are entitled to severance pay if their company is sold and their employment is terminated. Employees that carry on employment with the new employer would not be owed severance. Employees that continue to be employed must have their previous years of service acknowledged by the new employer.
  • Refusing a new job at the company: Employees that do not wish to continue employment with a new owner should consider whether or not the transition is seamless. Employees do not have to accept employment if their position is being changed fundamentally. Employees that do not wish to continue working for a new owner if their job does not change, are considered to have resigned. Employees should look closely at the terms of an employment contract to determine the terms of their position.

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