A person’s job represents something so fundamental to their day-to-day life and sense of purpose that if they are let go from their place of employment it naturally leaves them in a position of uncertainty about what lies ahead. The first step for most who have their employment terminated without cause is to assess the severance package that their employer has offered them.
Employment lawyers are able to assess a person’s severance package and determine whether it is fair through a few key steps. Firstly, the lawyer will look at the person’s written employment contract, if applicable, to determine if the contract states what that person is entitled to if they are let go. In reviewing the contract, lawyers will not only be looking to see if the contract specifies what the person is entitled to, but a good lawyer will also be able to determine if the language in the contract is legally enforceable.
If the person does not have a written employment contract, if the contract does not specify the person’s entitlements upon termination, or if the contract’s language is unenforceable our firm’s severance pay calculator can then be useful in assessing what sort of severance package a court could award someone. Courts use factors such as the person’s length of service with that employer, their current age and type of work that they performed to determine the appropriate severance package for that individual. Our severance pay calculator uses some of these factors to give an individual an estimate on what their approximate severance package entitlements might look like. The individual can then obtain a more comprehensive and detailed assessment of their matter by speaking to an employment lawyer.
If you have recently been let go from your employment position and are unsure about your severance package entitlements, check out our severance pay calculator and we encourage you to seek legal advice to better understand your rights. We at Whitten & Lublin are happy to provide insight and advice into your specific circumstances. If you are looking for employment lawyers and would like more information about what Whitten & Lublin can do for you, please contact us online or by phone at (416) 640-2667 today.
Author: Nasyr Asmi