It may indeed be worth considering taking legal action against your former employer as you may be entitled to significant damages beyond what your employer has offered.
Having said this, and because there are many factors to consider before bringing a formal claim against an employer, such a decision should almost always be made only after conferring with trusted counsel.
Further, the rapidly evolving circumstances around COVID-19 present unique challenges and factors that should be added to the equation to determine what action to take against your employer. This may include a claim for a range of damages, including not just those relating to wrongful dismissal but also bad faith.
Independent legal advice can also help to ensure that an employer does not take advantage of the fear surrounding COVID-19 to take away from an employee’s rights.
If you have been had your employment terminated been laid off because of the COVID crisis or if you have any questions relating to your employment, whether relating to wrongful dismissal or otherwise, please contact Toronto employment lawyers, Sultan Lawyers at 416-214-5111 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.