Employment Law

Have you been let-go from your company and you don't know if your severance is fair? Or maybe your company did not give you any severance? Or are you an employer and want to make sure your employment agreements are enforceable? We have all the information you need about:

  • severance package reviews; 

  • termination with cause reviews;

  • non-competition & non-solicitation clause reviews;

  • human rights complaints;

  • employment agreements; and 

  • termination of employees; 

All our fees are listed HERE

Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about Employment Law:

 

QUESTION: CAN I BE FIRED EVEN IF I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG? 

ANSWER: 

Yes. Employers can terminate your relationship with them at any time, just as you can terminate your relationship with your employer by quitting, so long as your employer gives you proper notice of the termination, or the proper payment in lieu of notice. 

 

QUESTION: HOW DO I KNOW IF MY SEVERANCE PAY IS FAIR? 

ANSWER: 

Severance is a right of the employee as is outlined in the  Alberta Employment Standards Code, as well as in common-law. Severance is based on the employee's age, length of time with the company, position in the company and  the availability of other similar jobs. 

Lawyers can review the offer to determine if your severance offer is fair, based on all these factors.

 

QUESTION: DOES MY EMPLOYER ALWAYS HAVE TO PAY SEVERANCE? 

ANSWER:

No. If you are terminated "for cause", the employer does not have to pay you severance. However, sometimes an employers will terminate you "for cause" when there is actually no cause, and lawyers can help you in those situations. 

 

QUESTION: CAN I BE FIRED FOR OFF-DUTY BEHAVIOURS? 

ANSWER: 

Maybe. If your off-duty behaviour harms the reputation of the company, or the behaviour lends to criminal charges, your employer could have cause to terminate your employment. Lawyers can examine the circumstances and give you advice. 

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