Whenever an employer terminates an employee, the employer is exposed to legal liability. This is regardless of whether the termination was with cause, or without cause. In fact, the vast majority of employment litigation in Canada stems from employee terminations. These types of lawsuits cost employers across the country millions of dollars each year.
We are Toronto employment lawyers who help you navigate the complexities of employee terminations. We advise you on severance package calculations, legal obligations, full and final releases, and settlements. We also help you understand how various pieces of employment legislation, such as the Human Rights Code and the Employment Standards Act, may impact your decision on how and if to terminate an employee.
Do not terminate an employee without first completing your due diligence and consulting with a lawyer. If you are thinking of terminating an employee, contact us today for a free consultation.