McDonald’s Canada Layoffs and Severance Pay What You Need to Know

McDonald’s Canada Layoffs & Severance Pay

McDonald’s has recently announced a round of layoffs that may impact workers internationally, and this news has left many employees wondering about their rights and entitlements. As employment lawyers, we want to ensure that all employees are aware of their rights and are properly compensated during the termination process.

Firstly, let’s take a closer look at the layoffs themselves. McDonald’s has temporarily closed its U.S. offices and asked corporate employees to work remotely in advance of the anticipated layoffs. A memo to staff reportedly said the cuts will help the fast-food giant enhance its speed, efficiency, and innovation. While the exact number of employees impacted by the McDonald’s layoffs is unclear, it is expected to impact workers internationally, including possibly within Canada.

Severance pay for McDonald’s employees

For Canadian employees at McDonald’s, it is important to know that they may be entitled to severance pay if they are laid off or fired from their job.

It is important to understand that severance pay is compensation that non-unionized workers in Canada receive from their employer when they are fired (i.e. terminated) without cause. Even if an employee is terminated for alleged misconduct, they may still be entitled to full severance pay if their employer does not meet the necessary conditions for this type of dismissal. In some cases, employers may not even be aware of their obligations to their employees during the termination process.

At Whitten & Lublin, we understand that facing a layoff or termination can be a difficult and stressful experience. That’s why it’s important for employees to know their rights and seek legal advice when necessary. If you or someone you know has been impacted by the recent McDonald’s Canada layoffs, we encourage you to contact us for a consultation online or by phone at (416) 640-2667 today. Our experienced employment lawyers can help you understand your legal options and work to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.