Wrongful Dismissal

Wrongful dismissal occurs when your employer terminates your employment, without respecting your legal rights.

Common examples of wrongful dismissal:

  • Your employer terminates your employment without giving you reasonable notice or pay in lieu of reasonable notice;
  • Your employer is falsely claiming that it has just cause to terminate your employment and refuses to pay you a severance
  • Your employer terminates you without providing you with your final pay, vacation pay or other entitlements found in the Employment Standards Code
  • Your employer changes the terms of your employment contract without your agreement

Wrongful Dismissal Topics

  • Reasonable Notice is a legal term that refers to how much notice or time an employer must give you, the employee, of the date your job will be terminated. In some cases, employers may choose to pay out a severance package in lieu of reasonable notice. More Information

  • Constructive dismissal is a legal term that refers to a situation in which your employer substantially changes the terms of your employment contract, without first obtaining your agreement. More Information

  • Your employment may be terminated with or without just cause. More Information

  • Every employer in Alberta has a legal obligation to provide a workplace free from harassment. This obligation extends to protecting you from harassing acts committed by other employees, management personnel, agents of the company, and clients or customers. More Information

  • Human Rights law is an area of law that deals with the protection of people from discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, race, sexual orientation, or on the basis of a mental or physical disability. More Information

  • At Taylor Janis, we understand womens' rights in the workplace. We also understand that many companies in Alberta and BC, lack the knowledge or training necessary to accommodate women in the workplace; or that they manage to find creative ways around their obligations. This is particularly true regarding maternity leave rights, as, unfortunately, many women are vulnerable during this time, to employer abuse and discrimination; abuse and discrimination which may significantly affect their careers and livelihoods. More Information

  • An employee is said to have resigned from employment when he or she voluntarily ends the employment relationship or quits. More Information

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