Wrongful Dismissal Explained
There are a variety of reasons for companies to let someone go. Employers have the right to terminate the employment of a non-union employee at any time on a without cause basis. Although there is no job protection, if the employer intends to terminate the employment relationship, it has a duty to provide the employee with advance notice of the termination or payment in lieu, which is also 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.
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. For further information or advice, the JPAK team are the wrongful dismissal lawyers to contact about your legal rights and entitlements.