Employment Lawyers in Montreal and the West Island
If you have been wrongfully dismissed, you are entitled to compensation from your former employer. If your employer does not have a legitimate reason for your termination, then employment laws in Quebec allow employees to claim wrongful dismisal if an employer unjustly terminates the employee without notice of termination or compensation.
As a general rule, an employer can terminate an employee without just cause as long as the employee is given proper notice of termination or compensation (severance).
Under the Labour Standards Act, (LSA) minimum periods for prior notice are stipulated. For example, an employee with 10 years of continous service is entitled to 8 weeks of prior notice. Under the Civil Code of Quebec however, notice of termination must be reasonable. Reasonable, as interpreted by the Courts, is a period that is longer than the period established under the LSA. Getting expert advice soon after being terminated is important because it will potentially avoid the need to litigate, save costs and ensure that a fair settlement is reached.
- Wrongful Dismissal
- Constructive Dismissal
- Severence packages
- Advise before termination
- Non competition covenants
- Psychological harassement
- Labour disputes
Consult this page for wealth of useful information for both employees and employers.
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