For Employees

Ontario and BC Severance Pay: For Employees

If you’ve been let go from your job, as long as it wasn’t legitimately for cause (which would be rare and difficult for an employer to prove), you are entitled to compensation. Even if the business downsizes or closes completely, you must receive severance pay.

Many employees mistakenly believe they are only entitled to one week of wages per year of employment. But the common law in Ontario and BC requires substantially more severance. Our Ontario and BC Severance Pay Calculator will show you the pay range you should expect. If you are not offered a severance package that includes a payment in this range, our expert employment lawyers can help you get what you deserve.

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Have you been handed a severance offer with a fast-approaching deadline? That deadline is meaningless. Don’t be pressured into accepting less severance pay than you are possibly entitled to.