Shim Law is a Calgary-based employment law firm located in Calgary, Alberta. Our team of dedicated professionals are highly experienced in the area of employment law and can help you negotiate a favorable severance agreement if you have been laid off or terminated from your job. Whether seeking legal advice on getting the best possible severance package or pursuing compensation for wrongful dismissal, Shim Law has the knowledge and skills to fight for your rights.
With our extensive experience in employee rights and employment laws, we will strive to ensure that all relevant regulations and/or rules have been followed so that you receive the maximum benefits allowed under Alberta’s Employment Standards Code as well as common law. We understand the stress associated with being laid off or wrongfully dismissed, which is why we are committed to providing you with the best legal advice and representation. Contact us today to discuss your case and learn more about how we can help protect your rights in a severance agreement.
Understanding Severance Pay
In Alberta, employers are required to provide severance pay when an employee is dismissed from employment without cause. Our experienced team of severance pay lawyers can help you understand your rights under Alberta’s Employment Standards Code and ensure that you are not taken advantage of by your former employer.
Severance pay is a sum of money paid to an employee when they are dismissed from employment without cause. It is designed to provide financial assistance during the period of transition and to help cover any costs associated with being laid off or terminated. The amount of the payment depends on factors such as length of service and position held within the company.
We will provide personalized legal advice on negotiating a fair severance package as well as any necessary legal representation in court if necessary. With our knowledge and experience in Calgary’s employment laws, we will fight to secure the compensation you deserve.
Eligibility for Severance Payment
In order to be eligible for a severance payment, the employee must have been employed for at least 3 months or longer with the company (must not be within the probationary period).
Severance payments may also be available to employees who have been on maternity or parental leave during their time of employment.
The amount of the severance payment depends on factors such as length of service, age, character of employment, availability of similar employment and position held within the company.
Negotiating Your Severance Package
When leaving a job, it is important to know your rights when it comes to negotiating a severance package. In Calgary, Alberta, employers are required by law to provide severance pay when an employee is dismissed without cause.
An experienced lawyer can help you understand the legal implications of a severance agreement and advise you on what to ask for in order to get a fair deal.
Our lawyers will guide you through the negotiation process and ensure that the agreement meets all of your needs. We will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve after being let go from employment.
What to Do if You’re Denied Severance Pay
When employers deny a worker their rightful severance pay, it can be incredibly disheartening. Under these circumstances, it’s important to understand that there are still legal options available. First of all, make sure you have copies of any employment contracts or agreements in which both parties agreed on payment terms.
Next, you should consider filing a complaint with the Employment Standards Office or file the Claim with the Court. Our lawyers can review the details of your case and provide advice on how best to proceed. In some cases, we may even be able to negotiate a better settlement than what was initially offered by the employer. Don’t give up: contact us today for help in getting justice and fair compensation for yourself.
Non-Monetary Considerations in a Severance Agreement
In addition to monetary compensation, severance agreements often include other non-monetary considerations that an employee may be entitled to upon dismissal. These can include the continuation of health and dental benefits or company stock options for a period of time. In Calgary, Alberta, employers must provide reasonable notice or payment in lieu of notice when terminating an employee without cause.
Our experienced lawyers can help you understand your rights under the Employment Standards Code and negotiate a fair severance agreement that serves your best interests. We are committed to providing personalized legal advice and representation to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your losses.
When Should You Contact a Calgary Severance Pay Lawyer
If you have been laid off or dismissed from employment, it is important to contact a severance pay lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced severance lawyer will be able to provide advice on the best way of negotiating a fair severance package and ensure that your rights are protected.
It is also important to seek legal advice before signing any agreements or documents related to your dismissal, in order to make sure that all terms are in line with Alberta’s Employment Standards Code.
Contact a Calgary Severance Pay Lawyer Today
At Shim Law in Calgary, Alberta, we are committed to helping you obtain compensation you deserve. We understand that navigating the legal system can be difficult and intimidating, which is why our team of experienced lawyers will provide personalized advice every step of the way. Our commitment to excellence means that we will fight diligently for your rights and interests.
We are currently offering our promotional rate of $199 + GST for up to one hour employment related consultation. Contact us today for professional and personalized legal advice on how to maximize your compensation after being dismissed from employment in Calgary.