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The majority of severance offers from employers are not fair. Employers often provide deadlines to accept severance offers which are often arbitrary (you have two years to accept an offer). Everyone who has been dismissed should seek out professional, legal advice prior to signing an offer.

Employees may be terminated from their employment in a variety of ways. If an employer has just cause to terminate an employee, this can be done without notice or severance. Such terminations are rare.

In the event that an employer does not have just cause, the Employment Standards Act sets out the basic minimum notice period that must be given to that employee, or, in the absence of notice, the amount of severance that must be paid in lieu.

However, depending on the employee’s ​age, position held, length of employment and responsibility within the workplace, that employee may be entitled at common law to additional notice of their termination, or, alternatively, a higher severance than what is provided for by statute. This may also include employee benefits.

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