Across Canada, employers are obligated to provide financial assistance to employees who have been dismissed from their employment in the form of reasonable notice, pay in lieu of notice, or some combination of both notice and pay in lieu.
length of service
In Ontario, employees are presumptively entitled to receive reasonable advance notice of their dismissal from employment, or payment in lieu thereof. To assess what will be “reasonable” in any given circumstance, the courts are guided by a seminal court case from 1960 – Bardal v. Globe & Mail Ltd.
In Hetherington v Sask Liquor & Gaming Authority (2020 SKQB 110), Mitchell J. had a situation where the plaintiff worked for 19 years for the Sask govt, then quit and worked for another employer for 29 months, then returned to the Sask govt and 10 years later was laid off at age 65.