If you’ve been terminated or laid off from your employment, it is important that you seek legal advice before signing any release document or exit agreement. An employer may not advise you at the time of termination that you have the right to speak to a lawyer, but you have a legal right to do so, and more often than not it is important you do.
In most cases, an employee is entitled to significantly more compensation than what their employer has initially offered upon termination. There are also many factors to consider other than the amount of compensation offered including benefits, tax implications, and applicable provincial and federal legislation.
The lawyers at Taylor & Blair can advise you on your legal rights arising from your termination or lay off, including severance pay and other compensation you are owed.