Do You Need Employment Law Help in Barrie?
Barrie is located on the western arm of Lake Simcoe and is part of the extended urban area in southern Ontario called the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Barrie is a growing population, with the majority of people settling in Barrie due to its proximity to Toronto. Barrie is close to Highway 400 and has GO Transit access, making it an ideal place to live if you are looking for a short commute to work.
Barrie offers employees work in industries such as education, banking/financial, government/municipal, technology and healthcare. Barrie is also home to the Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Hydro One Ontario Grid Control Centre.
If you live or work in Barrie and are facing issues with your employment, whether it be receiving a severance package, constructive dismissal, or workplace harassment and bullying, the lawyers at Ertl Lawyers are here to help.
If you need employment lawyers in Barrie, Ertl Lawyers is here for you.
Who We Are: Barrie Employment Lawyers
Ertl Lawyers is a leading disability and employment law firm in Ontario practicing in Barrie and across the GTA.
As a committed employment and long term disability law firm we’ve helped thousands of clients get the severance pay in Ontario and disability benefits they deserve.
Our mission has always been about better, faster results.
Learn more about us by visiting our team page.
What We Do: Employment Law
Given the quickly expanding population of Barrie and the ever-changing needs of its residents with respect to their employment, the employment lawyers at Ertl Lawyers have developed an expertise in dealing with a variety of employment law issues that people who live or work in Barrie may be experiencing. If you are an employee facing a wrongful dismissal or inadequate severance package, or you are an employer looking for employment contracts, Ertl Lawyers can help you.
Termination of Employment
If you have been terminated without cause, it is likely that our employer has provided you with some sort of severance package comprised of several components. This is because your employer has some minimum requirements, by law, that it must follow when terminating your employment.
First, your employer must give you notice that your job will be ending or they can pay you instead of providing you notice (pay in lieu).
Second, you might also be eligible for severance pay. This is an extra payment on top of the notice that is provided to you if you have worked for the company for over 5 years and the company has a payroll of over $2.5 million.
Lastly, your employer might offer you a gratuitous payment if you agree to the terms of the termination letter and sign the paperwork.
A termination without cause is when your employer has decided to let you go at no fault of your own, for example, company restructuring or downsizing.
Before you sign anything, make sure you contact Ertl Lawyers, employment lawyers in Barrie, to have your termination package reviewed. You might be entitled to more compensation.
Check out our Severance Pay Calculator to see what your severance package entitlements could be.
Termination with Cause
Termination with cause is when an employer terminates your employment on allegations that you have done something so wrong that they can no longer employ you. When you are terminated for cause, your employer does not have to provide you with any compensation or severance package.
Examples of a termination for cause can include gross incompetence, neglect of duty, fraud, dishonesty, insubordination or theft. Termination for cause can also cover issues such as assaulting a colleague or breaching company policies.
If your employer has terminated you for cause, don’t give up. You might still be entitled to severance.
Contact the Barrie employment lawyers, Ertl Lawyers, for more information or you can visit our Terminated with Cause webpage or download our Free Guide, Help! I’ve Been Terminated for Cause to learn more.
Constructive dismissal can encompass two different types of situations. The first situation is when your employer makes a change to a core aspect of your job without providing you advance warning or without obtaining your consent to make the change. The change has to be fairly significant and greatly alter your employment. For example, your employer reduces your wages by 30% or ask you to move to work in a location several hours away. Again, these changes have to come without advance warning.
The second situation is when the workplace has become so toxic you can no longer go into work. For example, you are experiencing severe harassment and bullying from a supervisor and you have complained to HR and upper management on several occasions but the harassment and bullying continue without any intervening from your employer.
If you have experienced either of the above, or you aren’t sure if you have a constructive dismissal claim, Ertl Lawyers, Barrie employment lawyers, can help you. Contact us to find out more about your rights and visit our webpage on Constructive Dismissal for more information.
Ertl Lawyers: Employment Lawyers in Barrie
For more information about what we do at Ertl Lawyers, visit our Employment Law page to find out more about how we can help you with your employment in Barrie.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much severance pay am I entitled to?
Often, employees sign a job offer letter or employment contract when they are hired, and it may talk about termination in that document. Ertl Lawyers can review this document for you and let you know if you could be entitled to more money when you are terminated.
You may be entitled to additional compensation, called reasonable common law notice, if your employment contract does not limit your entitlements or if you do not have an employment contract at all.
it is best to have your employment contract reviewed by the employment lawyers at Ertl Lawyers to determine what you might be eligible for.
Am I entitled to severance pay if I quit my employment?
If you quit because you just didn’t want to work there anymore or you got a new job, you are not entitled to severance pay.
What is wrongful termination or wrongful dismissal?
Does the reason for my termination matter?
When your employer terminates you for cause then the reasons become much more important. Your employer has to tell you why you are being let go because you ought to have the opportunity to defend yourself. When an employer wants to terminate someone for cause, there is a very high burden they must prove in order to show that there actually was cause to terminate you and that you were being a bad employee on purpose.
If you were terminated because of your age, sex, religion, etc., then it matters because it could potentially be a violation of the Ontario Human Rights Code.
How can the employment lawyers at Ertl Lawyers help me?
Contact us today to find out more about how a wrongful dismissal lawyer in Toronto at Ertl Lawyers can help you.
If you have more questions, Ertl Lawyers has answers. We offer free, downloadable guides like Understanding My Severance Package, Help! I Have Been Fired With Cause, Constructive Dismissal and Workplace Discrimination and Harassment.
You can also check out our YouTube video’s where David Ertl, Barrie Employment Lawyer and owner/founder of Ertl Lawyers explains topics such as what happens to your pension after you are fired, how age can affect your severance pay, what happens to your benefits when you are terminated and many more areas of interest.
Of course, you can always contact us for a free consultation over the phone with an experienced employment lawyer in Toronto who can provide you with information relating to your case. The employment lawyers at Ertl Lawyers will take the time to review your case and assess your options.
Example Cases Won by Our Barrie, Ontario Employment Lawyers
In Drysdale v. Panasonic Canada Inc., 2015 68678 (CanLII), David Ertl of Ertl Lawyers, represented an employee who was terminated from Panasonic. David was able to get his client, a warehouse employee, 22 months of severance!
Ertl Lawyers was also able to assist a terminated employee in the case of Patterson v. IBM Canada Limited, 2017 ONSC 1264 (CanLII). Our client was an IT Specialist with many years of dedicated service to IBM when he was terminated. David Ertl was able to challenge IBM’s severance package and obtained an award of 18 months of pay and benefits for Mr. Patterson!
Interested in learning more about Ertl Lawyers, Barrie employment lawyers, cases? Visit David Ertl’s biography webpage to find more.
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Contact Our Employment Lawyers in Barrie
Do you live in Barrie? Do you travel to Barrie to work? Are you in need of expert help regarding your employment? Contact Ertl Lawyers, experienced employment lawyers in Barrie for help.
Our help can make all the difference.