Toronto Wrongful Dismissal Lawyers

What is a wrongful dismissal?

A non-unionized employer under the regulation of the province of Ontario is allowed to let an employee go from their job for any reason if it provides reasonable notice to the terminated employee. Notice can be provided in the form of working notice, pay in lieu of notice and severance.

Accordingly, it is only a “wrongful dismissal” when the employer fails to give a terminated employee reasonable notice (i.e. enough notice) of his or her termination. As a result, the key dispute in a wrongful dismissal case is the amount of notice or pay in lieu of notice that an employee is entitled to.

How much notice am I owed?

Calculating how much reasonable notice an employee is entitled to is an art, not a science. Employment lawyers examine a wide range of factors that need to be considered, including an employee’s salary, age, tenure and position. There is no formula, and there is no rule that states that an employee gets one month of notice per year of service, contrary to popular belief. In fact, most employees are entitled to well over a month per year. Click for more in our detailed guide to wrongful dismissal and the calculation of reasonable notice.

Some employment lawyer websites have a wrongful dismissal calculator estimating reasonable notice. Do not trust these – they give an inflated estimate, or more commonly, a massive range of many months. Hence, these calculators are a useless marketing gimmick, and all they really do is raise a bright red flag about the quality of the law firm. After all, you want a law firm, not a marketing agency representing you.

How can Dutton Employment Law Help?

We can let you know if you have been wrongfully dismissed, write a demand letter asking for additional termination pay or launch a wrongful dismissal lawsuit.

Dutton Employment Law is a wrongful dismissal law firm.

Dutton Employment Law is a leading Toronto wrongful dismissal law firm. Individuals regularly seek out our firm because of our reputation for expert advice, commitment to customer service and tireless advocacy. If you have been let go or believe you are about to be let go, you have found the right employment law firm.

If you have been let go without reasonable notice, or you are unsure the notice (i.e. severance package) offered by your employer is reasonable, contact a Toronto wrongful dismissal lawyer today. Our wrongful dismissal counsel has the experience, reputation and record of success to vigorously defend your legal rights.