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In Ontario, if an employee’s employment has been terminated without cause then they are entitled to, at minimum, sufficient notice of the termination of their employment. The Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) sets out the minimum amount of notice that an employee is entitled to.

The ESA also imposes severance pay obligations on certain employers. Under the ESA, employees could be entitled to up to 26 weeks of severance pay. It is important to keep in mind that the ESA sets out only the minimum entitlements and depending on factors including the nature of an employee’s employment contract (if any), an employee may be entitled to significantly more than the minimum entitlements under the ESA.

If your employment has been terminated and you want to ensure that your severance package reflects your full entitlements, please contact Toronto employment lawyers, Sultan Lawyers at 416-214-5111 or via email at mlahert@sultanlawyers.com.