Terminated without cause? Lack of adequate notice? Didn’t receive pay in lieu of notice? Contact a team of wrongful dismissal lawyers to help you access the compensation you’re legally entitled to.

If you feel you’ve been wrongfully terminated, the first step is to contact a wrongful termination lawyer Toronto at Unified LLP. Our team of wrongful dismissal lawyers is composed of experts in employment law who are able to help you navigate the complexities and nuances of the legal issues involved with compassion. We operate on a contingency fee basis – that means that you don’t pay anything unless we win in court or negotiate a settlement. As your experienced lawyer for wrongful termination, we’ll determine whether we believe that you have a legal case against your employer during a free, no-obligation consultation. If we determine that you have a strong case, we can begin building your claim as your wrongful dismissal lawyer. Our contingency fees can be up to 33% of the award or settlement, but varies from case to case.

Your experienced wrongful dismissal lawyer Toronto, able to help with cases involving:

  • Discrimination based on sexual orientation or other protected class statuses
  • Sexual harassment
  • Racism
  • Disability discrimination
  • Family status (e.g. pregnancy)
  • Breaches of employment contracts
  • Constructive dismissal cases

*This list is not exhaustive.

An experienced team of wrongful dismissal lawyers

Wrongful dismissal lawyers are there for you when you feel you’ve been terminated without the provision of reasonable notice. What determines reasonable notice? Among other factors, it varies based on the employee’s length of service, age, and position. Older employees who have worked longer and in more senior/specialized roles are entitled to more notice of termination. Many employers offer a severance package in lieu of reasonable notice of termination. Terminated employees are always best served by having a wrongful dismissal lawyer Torongo review their employment history and severance package offer before accepting.

Constructive dismissal lawyer Toronto

What is a constructive dismissal? It’s a situation where an employer unilaterally (without consultation with you, the employee) and materially changes the terms of an employment contract. Some examples of a constructive dismissal include: decrease in pay, demotion, changing of responsibilities of your role, toxic work environment, poisoned work environment, and discrimination. If you believe you have faced a constructive dismissal, then please call the wrongful dismissal lawyers at Unified LLP to get a free consultation.

Facing employment issues? Connect with leading wrongful termination lawyers

The law provides a number of protections for you if you’ve been wrongfully fired – but too many people accept the terms from their employer without realizing they can fight back. Wrongful dismissal claims can be complex and nuanced; employee handbooks and other resources often neglect to provide the range of options available to you should you believe you have a wrongful termination case.

It’s always in your best interest to contact an employment lawyer in Toronto for a free consultation. 

At Unified LLP, our free wrongful dismissal lawyer consultation begins with a review of your employment case, assessing the chances of success. From there, we will likely provide legal advice and represent you on a contingency fee basis; we only get paid if your case is successful or we reach a settlement. When an employer fires an employee, it’s in the employee’s best interest to seek out legal advice to ensure they have not been wrongfully fired or had their rights infringed. Contact Unified LLP’s team of wrongful dismissal lawyers in Toronto today.

Wrongful Dismissal Lawyer in Toronto FAQ

What qualifies as wrongful dismissal?

A wrongful dismissal lawyer in Toronto handles three types of claims – termination without cause and the employer refuses to pay compensation, inappropriate cause for termination where the employer fails to pay compensation to the former employee, and constructive dismissal (definition above). Any of these can qualify as wrongful dismissal, and if it describes your situation, please reach out to our team of unfair dismissal lawyers. Even just cause terminations can legally qualify as a wrongful termination – give us a call if you are unsure.

How do I know if I have a wrongful termination case?

The standard in Ontario for just cause termination is high – if you believe there’s a chance that you were the victim of a wrongful dismissal, then the next step is to set up a free wrongful termination lawyer Toronto consultation to figure out next steps.

What is reasonable notice?

Reasonable notice means that the employer provided you, the employee, with an appropriate amount of advance notice regarding your termination. This is different from statutory notice which is the legal minimum an employer is mandated to provide following a termination without cause. Typically, the minimum is one week of notice per year with that employer (up to a maximum of eight). But reasonable notice can be longer than that, taking into account dozens of different factors like age, training, qualifications, lengths of service, experience, etc. The true length of notice oftentimes depends on case law that would be applicable to your individual situation. The only way to accurately determine the length of notice you are legally entitled to is by contacting a wrongful termination lawyer.

Wrongful dismissal and severance pay

If you’ve been terminated, your employer will typically offer a severance package. However, many of these severance packages don’t include the full compensation you are legally entitled to. That’s why it’s always advisable to consult a wrongful termination lawyer before accepting the package.

How much does it cost to hire a wrongful termination lawyer in Toronto?

Costs will vary depending on: complexity of the case, lawyer’s experience and reputation, and the fee structure they follow (contingency vs. retainer/hourly fee). At Unified LLP, our team of wrongful termination lawyers charge nothing upfront and only get paid if we win.

Can an unfair dismissal lawyer help me when negotiating severance packages?

Yes. As your wrongful termination lawyer in Toronto, Unified will review the terms offered by your employer as well as the contract overall, determine whether it is fair and reasonable, negotiate on your behalf to improve the terms, and ensure your rights are protected throughout the totality of the negotiation process.

What specific expertise do wrongful termination lawyers in Toronto have?

As your team of termination lawyers in Toronto, we have a comprehensive knowledge of the Employment Standards Act, 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 41, Federal Labour Standards, Canada Labour Standards Regulations (C.R.C., c. 986), Canada Labour Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. L-2), and all other relevant laws. We leverage this knowledge to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation you are legally entitled to if you were the victim of a wrongful dismissal.

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