WRONGFUL DISMISSAL

  • An employee is entitled to reasonable notice of termination or salary in lieu of termination. In other words, while an employer has the right to terminate an employee, the employer must provide the employee with advance notice of termination. If no advance notice of termination is provided, the employer must pay the employee salary during the notice period.
  • An employee’s length of notice will vary with the nature of the job, the length of service, the location of the employment, the type of responsibilities, the marketplace for that type of employment and other matters.
  • In addition to salary, an employee may also be entitled to a retraining allowance, moving expenses and continued fringe benefits for the duration of the notice period.
  • Unionized employees have the rights that are set out in the collective agreement.