Enbridge layoffs equates to 650 positions
Facing increasingly challenging business conditions, Enbridge Inc. has announced a workforce reduction of 650 positions, with the aim of completing the cuts by March 1, according to company spokeswoman Gina Sutherland.
The decision comes as Enbridge, headquartered in Calgary with around 12,000 employees primarily in the U.S. and Canada, grapples with persistent headwinds such as higher interest rates, economic uncertainty, and the ripple effects of geopolitical developments.
Sutherland emphasized the need to cut costs and enhance competitiveness to navigate the near-term challenges, noting that the job reductions will be implemented across the organization. Specific details regarding affected business units or regions were not provided.
How can Whitten and Lublin help?
In Canada, Enbridge employees not part of a union are entitled to receive their full severance pay in the event of job loss due to downsizing or corporate restructuring. Various factor can impact a severance package, potentially spanning up to 24 months of pay. In case of mass layoffs of 50 people or more in Ontario, employees may be entitled to a greater severance package. Those not receiving their complete severance amount have the right to pursue compensation. We advise seeking legal counsel to ensure individuals facing layoffs at Enbridge receive their entitled compensation.
At Whitten & Lublin, we understand the challenges associated with job loss or termination, recognizing it as a stressful experience. Our team of experienced employment lawyers will guide you through the available legal avenues. This ensures you receive the rightful compensation owed to you. We encourage those affected by recent layoffs in Canada to reach out to us for a consultation, accessible through our online portal or by phone at (416) 640-2667 today.