Constructive Dismissal Ottawa

constructive dismissal Ottawa

Constructive Dismissal Ottawa

A constructive dismissal in Ottawa happens when an employer tries to make changes to an employee’s position or compensation without his or her consent it may amount to a constructive dismissal, which is a legal claim that permits an employee to resign and sue for lost wages while looking for another job.

Changes that usually amount to constructive dismissal in Ottawa can include:

a. Reduction in pay;

b. Intolerable working conditions;

c. Harassment and bullying;

d. Human rights and discrimination claims;

e. Demotions and other changes to employment, including reporting relationships; and

f. Reduction in the quality of work assignments.

Employers in Ottawa, Ontario, including the federal government, have no right to unilaterally change an employee’s compensation or job responsibilities in any significant way. Similarly, if an employee in Ottawa is harassed or subjected to a poisoned work environment, he or she may be entitled to leave with pay. This is what is known as a constructive dismissal, which is essentially a demotion or termination in disguise, and in certain cases, employees in Ottawa are permitted to leave their jobs and pursue damages for maximum compensation for constructive dismissal.

If you live or work in Ottawa, whether for the federal government or otherwise, and have experienced significant workplace changes to your pay or position, including harassment and abuse, then call Whitten & Lublin’s Employment & Labour Lawyers. Our team of experienced lawyers are ready to assist you in seeking damages and manage all other legal matters related to your departure.

Whitten & Lublin Employment & Labour lawyers have represented thousands of constructive and wrongful dismissal matters in and out of the courtroom, and we have a well-deserved reputation of knowing what it takes to get the job done right. This is why we are rated one of the GTA’s most recommended labour and employment lawyers and we have the testimonials from our past clients to prove it.

Don’t leave your constructive dismissal case to chance. Consult with the lawyers with exceptional experience at Whitten & Lublin Employment & Labour Lawyers. To book a consultation please contact us online or by phone at (416) 640-2667 today!  

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