Wrongful Dismissal Lawyer Tim Louis – Vancouver BC
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Your employer must have a good reason to terminate your employment. If she or 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 prove unacceptable conduct on your part, you are entitled to financial compensation. This is “Termination Without Cause”.
Financial Compensation when you are Wrongfully Dismissed
The 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.
Generally speaking, you are entitled to 4-6 weeks of notice for every year you worked before your wrongful termination. This is commonly referred to as the notice period.
If you sue your employer, proceed to trial and are successful, the court will award you an amount of money equal to the income you would have earned during the notice period. However, the court will deduct any income you earned during the notice period.
Look For Alternative Employment Immediately
You must make your best effort to find alternative employment immediately after being wrongfully terminated. You must document this effort.
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.
If you have been wrongfully terminated, contact Tim Louis for a free telephone consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What qualifies as Wrongful Dismissal?
If your employer terminates you without a good reason, it is a wrongful dismissal. A downturn in business is not a good reason, nor is deciding to downsize. Good reasons include:
- Willful disobedience
- Competing with your 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 able to prove any of the reasons above, you have a strong case for wrongful dismissal.
3. How do you prove Wrongful Dismissal?
If you decide to sue your employer, you don’t have to prove Wrongful Dismissal. The onus is on your employer to prove that they did have grounds for termination.
4. Why should I get a lawyer when terminated without cause?
Hiring a lawyer familiar with employment law will help ensure that you receive a fair settlement.