Wrongful Dismissal in Ontario
A wrongful dismissal occurs when an employer either: (i) terminates an employee without cause but fails to provide the employee with sufficient notice of dismissal; or (ii) terminates an employee for cause without providing any notice of dismissal in circumstances when the employer did not have just cause to dismiss the employee.
A wrongful dismissal is a breach of contract.
It is called a “wrongful dismissal action” when an employee commences litigation against his or her former employer seeking monetary damages because the employer failed to provide the employee with proper notice of dismissal. This includes situations where the employee has been constructively dismissed.| | | Next → |