Have you been wrongfully dismissed from your job?
Do you feel you are owed money or are you finding it hard to make ends meet?
Call wrongful dismissal lawyer Tim Louis today at (604) 732-7678 to help with your Vancouver or BC termination without cause case.
Your employer must have a good reason to let you go. If he doesn’t, you are entitled to compensation. A downturn in business is not a good reason. Deciding to downsize is also not a good reason. Unless your employer can point to unacceptable conduct on your part, you are entitled to financial compensation. This is “Termination Without Cause“.
Financial Compensation From Being Wrongfully Dismissed
The amount of financial compensation depends in part on how long you have worked before you were wrongfully dismissed. A rough rule of thumb is 4-6 weeks of severance pay for every year you worked before your wrongful termination.
Do not forget that the Court will deduct from your financial compensation any income you received during your notice period. Your notice period is the amount of notice your employer should have given you. This notice period is the 4-6 weeks for every year you worked referred to above.
Look For Alternative Employment Immediately
You must make your best effort to find alternative employment immediately after being wrongfully terminated. If you do not make your best effort, the Court may reduce your award to take into consideration income you could have earned during your notice period.
A Recent Case Of Wrongful Termination
Recently, the BC Court of Appeal released its decision in a very interesting case. The employer wrongfully terminated an employee. The employee sued for wrongful dismissal and claimed compensation. After the lawsuit was started but before it went to court, the employer offered the employee her old job back. She declined. At trial, the judge ruled that the worker was wrong to have turned down the offer of her old job back. Her claim was dismissed. Thankfully, the Court of Appeal overturned this decision.
If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, I would be pleased to assist you with your case for wrongful dismissal on a no-fee basis whether you are in Vancouver or all of BC. Call Tim Louis today at (604) 732-7678 today!