give us some details surrounding your employment and your termination and we might be able to help.flipflop said:Anyone been through this process lately???
What is the "going rate" for severance package these days?
i.e. years of service to weeks of pay ratio
Anyone know of an employment lawyer they can refer me to?
Thanks a bunch!!!!
lucky1 said:Employment standards act:
Termination pay: (short term employment) over one year but under three = one weeks pay in lieu of notice. add 1 week for every addition year of service up until 8 weeks tht is max amount required under
severance pay: (Long term employees minimum 5years employment) 1week/ year of service up till 26 weeks.
you can also get both concurrently
if there are mass layoffs, or if its a union environment etc things are different. but these are the minimums according to the act. if you got the minimums than you don't have much of a case.groovespinna said:those rules dont apply all the time. Imperial Tobacco was known as a more generous company though.
You don't have much of a case for any special consideration. The *minimum* requirement is one week per year of service, however severence pay is often dictated by presiding case law, not legislation. For cases where employees have been with a company for extended periods of time (i.e. 25 years), the case can be made that they are entitled to more than the mandatory minimum. For a random dude who's been with a company for 6 years though that would be a near impossible sell.flipflop said:I have been here for six years as a counsellor (social services) and terminated without cause-downsizing.