Employers can let their employees go for a number of reasons, and they have the right to terminate the employment of a non-union employee at any time on a without cause basis. As an employer, if you intend to terminate the employment relationship with an employee, you have a duty to provide the employee with advance notice of the termination, or payment in lieu, something commonly referred to as a termination package or a “severance package.”
There are two general categories of wrongful dismissal cases:
1. The employer provides insufficient notice or severance; or
2. The employer improperly asserts “cause” for dismissal, based on allegations of misconduct or poor performance.
Employees may also have concerns about fairness and transparency related to a termination. For instance, if the employer acted in bad faith or if there were discriminatory reasons for the termination, an employee may be entitled to additional compensation.
As the experts on all matters of wrongful dismissal, JPak Employment Lawyers will provide you with all the information and advice you need to limit your company’s legal liability. Contact us today!