The decision to terminate an individual's employment is not an easy one. At times, whether due to economic pressures or an individual's poor performance it may nevertheless become necessary.
The manner in which you carry out a termination of employment will differ depending on the underlying circumstances. Generally speaking, termination of employment can be a point at which you may become exposed to potential liability. This liability can arise in the form of a dispute over severance entitlement, or allegations that the termination was affected for discriminatory reasons.
Our employment lawyers help business owners navigate this process by providing proactive and strategic advice. There a number of rules in Ontario that govern how a termination should take place. These rules, many of which are set out in the Employment Standards Act, require employees to make particular payments and/or provide specific information. By ensuring compliance with these rules, potential head-aches further down the road can be easily avoided.