Oakville Employment Lawyers

David Ertl Lawyer
David Ertl Lawyer
David Ertl Lawyer

Lost Your Job?  Need an Oakville Employment Lawyer?

David Ertl, one of the leading Oakville employment lawyers, 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.

We Serve Oakville and the GTA

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

TorontoMississaugaNewmarketRichmond HillMarkhamVaughan • AjaxWhitby • OshawaHamiltonClarington 

Some Things You Should Know About Ertl Lawyers

Free Consultation With Oakville Employment Lawyers

We are pleased to offer you a complimentary phone consultation without any obligations or commitments. We take pride in our consultation service, and our clients have given us five-star Google reviews for it. During the free consultation, we will give our initial thoughts on your severance package and discuss important topics like costs and timing.  This free consultation does not include reviewing employment agreements, termination letters, non-solicitation agreements, etc.  If you want us to review those, we charge a flat fee for this service. We believe that our consultation service is the best in the industry, and we are confident that it will be helpful to you.

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

In most cases, we offer a contingency fee arrangement for wrongful dismissal cases. This means that our fee is based on the improvement we make to your severance package. However, some clients prefer fixed/flat fee billing. Call Ertl Lawyers – Oakville Employment Lawyers today to discuss your matter.

Work With Leading Oakville Employment Lawyers [Not A Junior Lawyer]

David Ertl is an exceptionally experienced lawyer with a highly successful track record spanning over two decades of practice. He has staunchly represented employees of all levels, including c-suite executives, managers, licensed professionals, salespersons, tradespersons, and general labourers. Throughout his years in practice, he has successfully negotiated thousands of severance packages and helped recover millions of dollars in wrongfully withheld severance.

When it comes to employment law, there’s no room for compromise. You need a lawyer with the right expertise and experience to handle your case. Don’t settle for a junior or inexperienced lawyer or one who only dabbles in employment law. Trust in David Ertl’s seasoned expertise in this field to help you navigate the complex legal aspects of employment law with confidence.


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 have been presented with a severance package by your employer, it’s essential to keep in mind that you have the right to take your time to review the offer before making a decision. It’s possible that their initial offer of severance pay may not be the best one, so it’s crucial to take a moment to assess the situation before signing.

If you feel like you need more time to evaluate the offer, it’s always a good idea to ask for more time. Most employers will provide you with additional time.  Taking this step can help you reduce stress and make an informed decision.

Seeking advice from a reputable employment lawyer in Oakville can also provide you with the clarity you need to make a confident decision.

2. Your Employment Contract Should Be Reviewed By Oakville Employment Lawyers

If you have lost your job, your employment contract may specify the amount of severance pay you are owed. However, there could be situations where the agreement is not legally enforceable. This means that you may have a right to receive more compensation than what is mentioned in the contract.

To determine your entitlement, it is recommended that you consult with an Oakville employment lawyer. Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

3. Calculating Severance Pay

It is important to understand that the entitlements you receive during a severance are not limited to two weeks per year of employment by law.

In Ontario, the amount of severance pay you receive is determined by various factors: your employment contract, legislation, and common law.

The amount of severance you receive under common law is generally determined by 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 Oakville employment lawyers, like us.

4. Limitation Periods

Employees terminated from their job have a two year window to claim full severance pay from their employer, with some exceptions. If you have any queries, seek advice from an employment lawyer in Oakville.

5. Ontario Ministry of Labour Complaint vs. Oakville Employment Lawyers?

It is crucial to understand that seeking advice on common law severance pay through government ministries such as the Ministry of Labour is not recommended. These ministries can only offer guidance on your minimum entitlements according to the Employment Standards Act, and not on your maximum entitlements as per common law. It is imperative to seek advice from a qualified legal professional to ensure that you receive what you are entitled to.

It is important to note that if you decide to file a complaint with the Ministry of Labour in Ontario to receive the minimum severance pay, you will be barred from commencing legal action to get your maximum severance pay under common law.

It is recommended that you seek consultation with experienced employment lawyers in Oakville; you can significantly improve your chances of receiving the full severance package that you are entitled to.

6. Terminations with “Just Cause”

If you were fired for “just cause” and your employer did not provide you with any severance pay, it’s important to remember that this is only your employer’s argument. In order to deny severance pay for “just cause,” employers must prove serious misconduct, such as theft. If you’re worried about your rights, seek help.

Thanks for all of your help David. I am very happy with the results of my case. It was clear to me that you were far more prepared than the other side when it came time to negotiate for a fair severance package!


Severance Pay Calculator

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

Free Employment Guides by Oakville Employment Lawyers

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

Oakville Employment Lawyers: Videos

How Much Severance Am I Entitled To?

How Age Affects Severance Pay

Severance Pay if You’re Over 45

Oakville 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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