Not sure how to navigate workplace issues related to the termination of employees? We’re here to assist you in every step of the way.
Have you recently lost your job? Our lawyers are here to help you negotiate your severance. We also offer access to resources to help you succeed in future employment.
Lost Your Job?
How we can help you...
Book a free discovery session
Contact an Emerge lawyer today for a free 15-minute discovery session.
Discover and enforce your rights!
Review your severance package
We will work with you to review your severance package and help you resolve your dispute and get you what you’re owed.
Negotiate on your behalf
We help you negotiate your severance pay, wrongful dismissal, harassment, constructive dismissal, disability, layoffs and more.
Our lawyers also assist in litigation to ensure our clients receive their proper legal entitlements in each and every case under federal and provincial employment law.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I sign the employer’s offer right away?
Before you sign any form given to you, regardless of what the employer calls it, understand that it is a contract and is likely stating you do not hold the company liable for terminating you. It is a good idea to seek the advice of a lawyer first.
What if I was terminated for cause?
Employers may use termination for cause as an attempt to avoid paying severance. In many cases, those just cause dismissals are not legitimate, and full severance pay is still owed.
What if there is a deadline on accepting the offer?
Severance offer deadlines are often a pressure tactic to make you accept a poor offer. If your employer has imposed a deadline on a severance package offer, speak with a lawyer because your best course of action may be to ignore it.
How is severance calculated?
It depends on the employment contract you signed when accepting the job. The contract may contain a termination clause that impacts the amount of severance you are owed upon termination.
Helping You Succeed!
We offer HR workshops, Founders Events, webinars and employment related content.
Strategic Advisor & Of Counsel
Emerge’s new advisor: Raj has been a globally recognized leader in the field of Human Resources for over 25 years. Raj has served in leadership and executive HR capacities in companies of all sizes, including TSX and Fortune 500 companies, spanning such diverse fields as healthcare, retail, financial services and technology. Currently, Raj is the Chief of People at MaRS Discovery District.
Raj is also a faculty member in the School of Industrial Relations at the University of Toronto and is an award-winning adjunct professor. He is a member of the boards of Ontario Cannabis Stores and Canadian Stage and is routinely called upon to publicly share his ideas as a global thought leader in strategic human resources. Raj holds a B.Sc, MBA, Master of Industrial Relations, JD and LLM (Labour and employment) and is called to the Bar of Ontario.
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