The termination of employment may result in legal problems
The termination of employment can be a very stressful time for the employee and the employer alike. There are many instances when the termination of employment is unexpected by the employee. Many people have worked at the same job for decades and may be fired without ever “seeing it coming”. The employee may be thrust into a job market that he or she is unfamiliar with. This may cause them to be out of work for a long time.
On the other hand, there are many instances when employers do not want to fire employees but are forced to do so due to financial constraints. If the employer has to pick between firing employees or risking the survival of the business it is likely that employees will be let go. Dismissing employees that are fully trained and that the employer is familiar with is never an easy decision. The termination of employment results in the loss of time and resources invested by the employer in training the employee.
Whether you are the employer or the employee t is important to understand that the contract of employment is in place at all times during the employment relationship. The termination of employment is when the express and implied terms of the contract of employment are put to the test. If an employee is wrongfully dismissed, it is very likely that they will seek legal advice from a employment lawyer and commence a legal action against the employer.
The termination of employment may be followed by wrongful dismissal litigation
A wrongful dismissal lawsuit can be costly for an employer to defend. It is therefore prudent to seek legal advice before firing an employee. It is even more important to seek legal advice if you are an employer and you are being sued by a former employee as a result of the termination of employment. A wrongful dismissal lawyer can assist you in determining what your legal rights are as the employer.
A good resource to start your research on what your rights are is the Employment Standards Guide found on the Ministry of Labour. Remember that the guide is only a resource and does not substitute receiving legal advice from an employment lawyer.
The information on this website is for informative purposes only. It is not legal advice. A lawyer can only be retained after a consultation. If you need a wrongful dismissal lawyer or if you have any other employment law issues, call me at: 416 323 3614