Employees: Wrongful Dismissal
Strategic Representation In Wrongful Dismissal Cases
Being fired means facing wage loss and a period of unemployment and uncertainty. Terminated employees often feel that they were treated unfairly. They need legal advice to determine whether they were wrongfully dismissed.
Inch Hammond Professional Corporation has decades-long experience advising clients about employment matters in Hamilton, Ontario. If you were unjustly dismissed, our lawyers represent you in seeking to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Safeguarding Employee Rights Upon Wrongful Dismissal
Employees are unaware of their rights when their employment has been terminated. Under the Employment Standards Act, they can be entitled to termination pay and in some cases severance pay.
However, in many cases, employees are entitled to greater compensation at common law. In some cases, employees may be entitled to greater compensation than what their employment contract suggests.
Our lawyers can review the facts of your termination, advise you on your rights, and represent you in seeking a claim for compensation.
Helping Employees In Situations Of Impending Terminations
If you feel that you are about to be dismissed, you may be uncertain of your next steps. We can help.
Our lawyers have the knowledge and skill to provide you with strategic advice before a termination has been finalized. We can help you through an impending termination by offering strong guidance and advice. We will strive to recover the termination pay and severance package you deserve.
Ensuring Your Severance Package Is Fair
It is prudent to seek the advice of a lawyer before signing off on a severance package. Some severance packages are inadequate because they don’t offer enough compensation. Entitlement is based on a range of factors, including:
- The terms of the employment contract (if one exists)
- Years of employment
- Type of employment
- Your age
We can review your severance package and advise you on whether it is fair in your circumstances. Should it fail to be adequate, we will negotiate with your employer for the package you deserve.