When determining how much severance pay you might be entitled to, the first place Ertl Lawyers will look is your employment contract, if you have one. After assessing the language in your employment contract, we can then see if the legislation will be what you are entitled to for severance, or if the common law applies.
The legislation sets out the minimum amount of severance pay you are entitled to when you are terminated without cause. At the very least, your employer must pay you what the legislation outlines for a termination without cause. If your employment contract has language in it that sufficiently limits you to receive only what the legislation says you are entitled to receive for severance, then that is where your matter ends and you do not have the option to get more. The law is very specific about what your employment contract has to say to limit your ability to get more severance so it is best to have Ertl Lawyers, Oshawa employment lawyers, review your employment contract.
Common law termination severance is what people receive when they go to court and a judge decides what they are owed for a severance package. The common law takes several factors into consideration when calculating your severance package, such as age, length of service, type of job, and the economy. Common law severance is usually much greater than the legislation severance.
Contact the Oshawa employment lawyers, Ertl Lawyers, to find out what your entitlements are, or how much you could potentially receive. You can also visit our Ontario Severance Pay Calculator for an estimate.