Ajax Employment Lawyers

David Ertl Lawyer
David Ertl Lawyer
David Ertl Lawyer

Lost Your Job?  Need an Ajax Employment Lawyer?

David Ertl is recognized as one of the top Ajax employment lawyers. He has served the community for almost 20 years, representing employees who have faced workplace issues such as wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, terminations with cause, layoffs, harassment, bullying, and discrimination.

Ajax Employment Lawyers – Serving Ajax and the GTA

We represent clients throughout Ontario, including Ajax and the GTA: 

TorontoMississaugaNewmarketRichmond HillMarkhamVaughanHamilton • Whitby • OshawaOakvilleClarington 

Some Things You Should Know About Ertl Lawyers

Free Consultation With Ajax Employment Lawyers

We are pleased to extend to you an offer for a free phone consultation without obligation or commitment. Our consultation service is a point of pride, and has earned us five-star Google reviews from our esteemed clients. During the consultation, we will attentively listen to your employment issue, provide an initial analysis, discuss the available options, and review the potential outcomes, costs, and timing. We are confident that our consultation service is unparalleled in the industry, and we trust it will prove invaluable to you.

Contingency Fees Available [Don’t Pay Unless We Improve Your Severance Pay]

In most cases, we offer contingency fees for wrongful dismissal cases. This means that our fee is based on the improvement we make to your severance package, providing you with the security of knowing you won’t pay unless we improve your situation. However, some clients prefer fixed/flat fee billing, which we also offer. With our proven track record and flexible fee options, you can trust that we have your best interests at heart. 

You Will Work With a Leading Ajax Employment Lawyer [Don’t Waste Your Time With A Junior Lawyer]

David Ertl is an accomplished Ajax employment lawyer with an impressive track record of over 20 years in practice. He has successfully represented employees of all levels, including top-level executives, managers, licensed professionals, salespersons, tradespersons, and general labourers. Throughout his career, he has skillfully negotiated thousands of severance packages and recovered millions of dollars in wrongfully withheld severance.

When it comes to employment law, it’s crucial to have a seasoned lawyer by your side. Don’t settle for a less experienced or junior lawyer who only occasionally practices employment law. With David Ertl’s exceptional expertise and extensive experience in this field, you can face the complex legal aspects of employment law with confidence. His comprehensive representation will empower you to navigate your employment issue with assurance and strength.


David Ertl Lawyer
David Ertl Lawyer
David Ertl Lawyer

What You Need To Know Right Now About Your Termination

1. Severance Offer “Deadline”

If you find yourself in a situation where your employer has offered you a severance package with a specific deadline, it’s important to be mindful that the employer’s initial offer may not be their best. You may be able to negotiate better severance pay by taking the time to assess the offer and by seeking professional advice. It’s crucial to avoid rushing into a decision, as signing too soon could result in a significant loss of severance pay. Similarly, if you are facing a deadline to accept a job offer, you can always ask your employer for additional time to consider the offer. While it’s not always possible, it’s always worth a try. By requesting more time, you can reduce stress and provide enough time to seek advice from one of the most recommended Ajax employment lawyers. Remember, it’s your right to negotiate and make informed decisions about your employment status. Taking the time to evaluate your options can lead to a better outcome for you.

2. Your Employment Contract Should Be Reviewed By An Ajax Employment Lawyer

If you unfortunately find yourself in a situation where you have been let go from your job, it’s important to take the necessary steps to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Your employment contract may indicate the amount of severance pay you are eligible to receive, but it’s possible that there are legal circumstances that could entitle you to additional compensation beyond what is stipulated in the contract. To help you understand your rights and determine your entitlement, it would be wise to seek advice from an employment lawyer in Ajax. They can provide guidance and support to help you navigate this challenging time. Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

3. Calculating Severance Pay

It is worth noting that there is no legal requirement that your severance entitlements be capped at two weeks for each year of employment.

In Ontario, the amount of severance pay you are entitled to receive depends on a number of factors, including your employment agreement, applicable legislation, and common law. Your common law severance pay is primarily based on your age, length of service, job type, and employability.

You can use our severance pay calculator to estimate your potential severance pay and then discuss the results with Ajax employment lawyers.

4. Limitation Periods

With few exceptions, a terminated employee has two years from termination to claim full severance pay from their employer.  If you have any questions, consult with an Ajax employment lawyer.

5. Ontario Ministry of Labour Complaint vs. Ajax Employment Lawyers

It is worth noting that if you need assistance with common law severance pay, seeking advice from government ministries like the Ministry of Labour may not provide you with the maximum entitlements you are eligible for. The Ministry of Labour can only guide you with your minimum entitlements under the Employment Standards Act.

However, you can increase your chances of receiving the severance package you deserve by seeking help from experienced employment lawyers in Ajax. They can provide you with valuable advice and representation to ensure that you receive the maximum severance pay that you are entitled to.

6. Terminations with “Just Cause”

In circumstances where an employee is terminated for “just cause” and subsequently denied severance pay, it is imperative to recollect that this defense is solely advanced by the employer. In order for an employer to withhold severance pay, it is necessary for them to establish serious misconduct, such as theft. If there is any apprehension regarding the rights of the employee, it is recommended that they seek assistance to ensure that their rights are not infringed upon.

David uniquely understands the problems faced by older workers. Their knowledge in this area is outstanding and it convinced the other side to settle quickly!

– J.N., AJAX

Severance Pay Calculator

Our severance pay calculator can give you an idea of how much your severance should be.

Ajax Employment Lawyer: Free Employment Guides

Understanding Your Severance Package

6th edition This guide provides information on common severance pay issues, including:

✓ Responding to the employer “deadline”
✓ Key mistakes to avoid
✓ Lump sum vs. salary continuation
✓ “Short service” employees
✓ Employees 45 years and older

Help! I Have Been Fired With Cause

6th edition This guide provides information on “cause” terminations, including:

✓ What is cause?
✓ Why the employer is probably wrong!
✓ Factors that really matter
✓ Can I still get E.I.?
✓ Bad references

Constructive Dismissal

6th edition This guide provides information on constructive dismissal, including:

✓ 20 common “constructive dismissals”
✓ Whether you should resign
✓ What happens to my E.I. benefits?
✓ Layoffs!
✓ The “toxic” work environment

Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

6th edition This guide provides information on discrimination and harassment in the workplace, including:

✓ Types of discrimination
✓ Types of harassment
✓ Bill 168
✓ Remedies
✓ Tribunal vs. court

Ajax Employment Lawyers: Videos

How Much Severance Am I Entitled To?

How Age Affects Severance Pay

Severance Pay if You’re Over 45

Ajax Employment Lawyers: Blog Posts

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How Much Is Your Severance Pay?

Common law severance pay is different for everyone and depends on such things as your age, length of service, the type of job you had, and the number of available jobs in the marketplace.  Consult with Ertl Lawyers today to understand your rights and to make sure you don’t leave anything on the table.

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