The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our economy over the past year. Many of us have experienced firsthand the struggles of small businesses and hard-hit industries such as the food services sector and tourism. The strains on businesses are unavoidably accompanied by employee layoffs and terminations. Near the beginning of the pandemic, one question on many employment lawyers’ minds was, what impact will the COVID-19 pandemic have on calculating an employee's severance pay?
Employers and HR professionals should ensure that they are following the correct protocols and steps when it comes to a termination without cause in Ontario and should know what to look out for. This article provides an overview of terminations without cause in Ontario, so that you can feel better prepared.
The Covid-19 pandemic has created unique challenges to the workplace environment where changing regulations and business realities have caused some employers to consider and implement layoffs.