Recent events have caused mass layoffs of various employees, including Target, Suncor and SNC-Lavalin. Employees affected are in the hundreds. Not knowing where to turn, most people resort to google searches. However, an internet search may be incorrect, misguiding, or may rely on a few factors. There are several factors that should be considered when determining an employee’s legal rights. These are usually based on a case-by-case basis.
Toronto Employment lawyer, Daniel Lublin knows all too well how a mass layoff can affect an employee. Below are the most common questions raised by dismissed employees:
1. What is the difference between a layoff and a termination?
2. Is it illegal for employees with less seniority than myself to receive more severance?
3. Can I classify for employment insurance during a mass layoff?
4. Following termination, should my benefits continue?