If you have been “fired” from your job and believe there was no cause, you may have a claim from your employer for money compensation. You are entitled to reasonable notice of the termination of your employment or pay ‘in lieu’ – instead of – working notice. In some cases, the amount of notice has been earlier determined by agreement between the employee and employer.
The amount of working notice or pay in lieu of notice needs to be reasonable. Frequently, Steinmans Trial Lawyers give advice to a fired employee on the amount of working notice or pay in lieu of notice, then negotiate the settlement with the employer.
Many persons are surprised to learn that on termination of their job, employment law grants them legal rights to compensation that go beyond two weeks’ notice.
Employers often give working notice that is less than what a court considers reasonable. Depending on the number of your years of service, job responsibility, age, as well as other factors, you may be entitled to significantly more notice or pay in lieu of working notice than two weeks’ notice.
Getting an opinion from a lawyer on the amount of working notice does not have to be expensive. Our background in representing both employees and employers gives us unique and sought-after skills negotiating severance packages with companies. Even in cases where the employer alleges there is just cause for a dismissal, such as theft or dishonesty, Steinmans is often able to obtain an out-of-court settlement which pays to the employee fair compensation.
In rare cases, if after negotiations an employer refuses to pay a reasonable severance amount to the dismissed employee, it becomes necessary to start a lawsuit for wrongful dismissal. We have years of experience preparing wrongful dismissal cases for court and have obtained highly successful results.
Steinmans Trial Lawyers have helped hundreds of employees to obtain the amount of compensation they deserve. Neal has over 25 years’ experience advising dismissed employees and negotiating settlements out of court.
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