Is Getting Laid Off Like Being Fired?

Laid off vs firedNo. But most people use the terms interchangeably, without knowing the difference, and that includes employers. In fact, to allegedly soften the blow, some employers even tell their employees that they are being laid off, perhaps thinking that this phrase is less harsh than hearing, as Trump used to say: “you’re fired”. Under Ontario law, a worker can be laid off, without notice, but it is temporary, usually not more than 13 weeks, but sometimes up to 35 weeks.

The rules surrounding layoffs are complicated, but if the layoff goes beyond the permitted temporary period, it becomes a termination of employment, and the employee is entitled to termination pay at that time, and potentially wrongful dismissal damages. If the employer tells the employee he is laid off, but also provides either termination pay, or an offer of more money (severance), with the requirement that the employee sign a release: that employee has not been laid off; his/her employment has been terminated. You just got fired. Don’t sign; get a lawyer.

Examples of personal injury

Types of Personal Injury

The list is endless. Perhaps the most common is from a car accident. Of course, there are numerous other motorized vehicles speeding around that get into accidents, either on their own, through the negligence of their driver, or the negligence of a driver in another such vehicle: trucks, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, to name a few.

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personal injury lawyer definition

What Is A Personal Injury Lawyer?

Well, you have undoubtedly seen the ads! Personal injury lawyers are, by far, the ones who advertise the most. Just have a look at the overwhelming array and number of billboards as you cruise though the USA. The reins have been loosened on Canadian lawyers in recent years, allowing them to advertise their services much

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Laid off vs fired

Is Getting Laid Off Like Being Fired?

No. But most people use the terms interchangeably, without knowing the difference, and that includes employers. In fact, to allegedly soften the blow, some employers even tell their employees that they are being laid off, perhaps thinking that this phrase is less harsh than hearing, as Trump used to say: “you’re fired”. Under Ontario law,

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