New coverage of getting fired or laid off

May 1, 2018

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:

Thanks to Vancouver lawyers Ashley Syer, Leanne M. Walsh, and Trevor Thomas for reviewing these pages for legal accuracy.

This website explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. The cases we refer to reflect real experiences, but names have been changed. See our full disclaimer.

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