Have you been let go by your employer, either temporarily or for good? Losing your job is a stressful life event. It helps to know what your rights are. Depending on the situation, you may be entitled to a "notice period" or "severance pay", to challenge your dismissal, or to apply for Employment Insurance benefits.
We’ve published five new pages on getting fired or laid off that will help you better understand your rights and options if you’re let go:
- If Your Employer Has Made Big Changes to Your Job: Learn about your rights if you’re "constructively dismissed" from your job.
- If You Are Fired: Learn the rules employers need to follow if they let you go from your job.
- How Much Notice an Employer Needs to Give You: If you lose your job, you are usually entitled to "notice".
- Getting Temporarily Laid Off: Under the law, only in a few limited circumstances can an employer temporarily lay you off from a job.
- Applying for Employment Insurance: Learn about EI benefits, and how to apply.