Many employees are not aware of their rights when it comes to employment cases and Canadian employment law. Every employer has an obligation to give employees appropriate notice or severance both under employment statutes and common law. This means that even if the minimums required under employment standards rules are provided, there is still a case for increased damages.
In addition, given that the courts have become increasingly employee friendly in recent years, employees have even better prospects of succeeding with an employment case these days.
Many times employers will attempt to rely on an employment contract to limit what they owe to an employee. However, there are many circumstances where the contract will be set aside.
Many employers make an offer to an employee that contains an appropriate amount of notice but fail to include anything more than just salary. Employers are legally required to compensate employees for lost salary, bonus, commissions, benefits, pension or other compensation during the applicable notice period.
Every employee should consult a lawyer first in order to know whether or not they do have a case and how much their case is worth.
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