If you have been terminated with cause, this means that your employer has found a reason such as poor performance, poor attendance or other misconduct that has led them to let you go. When this happens, your employer does not have to give you notice or pay in lieu of notice or any kind of severance package.
Conduct that an employer may rely on to terminate you for cause could include insubordination, gross incompetence, habitual neglect of duty, unauthorized absences, theft or fraud, dishonesty, lying to your employer during an investigation, breach of employer’s policies, or assaulting a co-worker.
While your employer may make allegations that your behaviour is cause and therefore you are not entitled to a severance package, your employer may be wrong. You might still be entitled to a severance package even if you were on a performance improvement plan or had attendance issues.
If your employer has terminated you for cause, don’t give up. Contact the Kingston employment lawyers, Ertl Lawyers, for more information or visit our Terminated with Cause webpage to learn more.