Medicine Hat Employment Law Lawyer Kevin Kurtz Discusses Wrongful Dismissal

August 6, 2013

Being terminated from your employment can be one of the most stressful situations you will ever face. In many occurrences, there are options for the employee to seek recourse against their former employer. In the absence of “just cause”, an employer must provide an employee with reasonable notice, or pay in lieu of reasonable notice if they wish to terminate that employee.

The issues that arise in these circumstances are generally twofold:

1 – What is “just cause” and did the employer have it? and

2 – If the employer did not have “just cause” to terminate the employee, what is reasonable notice?

Each wrongful dismissal is unique and the options available depend on fact specific circumstances. If you feel you have been wrongfully dismissed and wish to discuss your options, please feel free to contact a member of Stringam LLP’s litigation team.

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