This article posted on our partner site provides a concise overview of what costs are involved in terminating an employee in Ontario. It uses a key piece of legislation, the Employment Standards Act 2000, to summarize what a termination means including a discussion of the different types such as constructive dismissal and temporary layoffs. Employers will benefit from the section on how to calculate written notice and special rules concerning mass layoffs while employees will appreciate understanding how termination notice or pay in lieu of notice is calculated. A bonus feature of this article is that it clarifies when common law notice applies and what factors are used to assess damages.


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