Wrongful Dismissal Lawyer Tim Louis – Vancouver BC

Wrongful Dismissal Lawyer Serving Vancouver and BC | Tim Louis

Wrongful Dismissal Lawyer Tim Louis – Vancouver BC

  • Have you been wrongfully dismissed from your job?

  • Do you feel you are owed money or are you finding it hard to make ends meet?

Call wrongful dismissal lawyer Tim Louis today at (604) 732-7678 to help with your Vancouver or BC termination without cause case.

Your employer must have a good reason to let you go. If he doesn’t, you are entitled to compensation. A downturn in business is not a good reason. Deciding to downsize is also not a good reason. Unless your employer can point to unacceptable conduct on your part, you are entitled to financial compensation. This is “Termination Without Cause“.

Financial Compensation From Being Wrongfully Dismissed

termination without cause vancouver bc | Wrongful Dismissal Lawyer Serving Vancouver and BC | Tim LouisThe amount of financial compensation depends in part on how long you have worked before you were wrongfully dismissed. A rough rule of thumb is 4-6 weeks of severance pay for every year you worked before your wrongful termination.

Do not forget that the Court will deduct from your financial compensation any income you received during your notice period. Your notice period is the amount of notice your employer should have given you. This notice period is the 4-6 weeks for every year you worked referred to above.

Look For Alternative Employment Immediately

You must make your best effort to find alternative employment immediately after being wrongfully terminated. If you do not make your best effort, the Court may reduce your award to take into consideration the income you could have earned during your notice period.

A Recent Case Of Wrongful Dismissal

Recently, the BC Court of Appeal released its decision in a very interesting case. The employer wrongfully terminated an employee.

The employee sued for wrongful dismissal and claimed compensation. After the lawsuit was started but before it went to court, the employer offered the employee her old job back. She declined. At trial, the judge ruled that the worker was wrong to have turned down the offer of her old job back. Her claim was dismissed. Thankfully, the Court of Appeal overturned this decision.

If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, I would be pleased to assist you with your case for wrongful dismissal on a no-fee basis whether you are in Vancouver or all of BC. Contact Tim Louis today at (604) 732-7678 today!


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What qualifies as Wrongful Dismissal?

If Your employer terminates you without a good reason (economic hardship is not good reason for your employer to lay you off).

Good reasons include:

  • Willful disobedience
  • Theft
  • Insubordination
  • Competing with employer
  • Working on your “own work” during paid time
  • Chronic and repeated tardiness

2. When can you claim Wrongful Dismissal?

If your employer is not claiming any of the reasons above, you can sue for Wrongful Dismissal.

3. How do you prove Wrongful Dismissal?

You don’t have to prove Wrongful Dismissal as an employee – the onus is on the employer to prove that they did have grounds for termination.

In the employer’s Response to Civil Claim (Statement of Defence) – the employer will list the reasons for termination. They will not give examples of those reasons in the Response to Civil Claim, for instance, your employer’s Response to Civil Claim might indicate “chronic tardiness” but it will not give the dates your employer is claiming you were late.

4. Why should I get a lawyer when terminated without cause?

You will never get a fair settlement or trial dollars from an employer without a Wrongful Dismissal lawyer.


If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, I would be pleased to assist you with your case for wrongful dismissal on a no-fee basis whether you are in Vancouver or all of BC. Contact Tim Louis today at (604) 732-7678 today!