What to do if you’re laid off in 2023

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According to CTV News, Bank of Canada surveys suggest more than 70 percent of Canadian consumers, and two-thirds of businesses think a recession is likely in the next 12 months.

In some ways, it looks like a recession may already be unfolding.  A number of high-profile corporations have been announcing layoffs in 2023, and the year is barely a few weeks’ old.  For example, just yesterday, on January 23, Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek announced a move towards “efficiency” and a lay-off of 6% of its workforce.  Earlier this year, Other tech companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Google also announced thousands of layoffs.

So, if you’re laid off in 2023, what can you do?

The first and most important thing: don’t sign anything until you talk to an employment lawyer.  You can’t trust your employer to tell you what is fair, and the Internet is no substitute for experienced, professional legal advice when it comes to your future.

Until you’re able to speak with an employment lawyer, however, we’ve linked some resources below for potential clients like you to read and watch. All we do here at Labour Rights Law is employment, labour and human rights law, and, in our view, the resources below not only explain the law, but give you some practical advice on what you can do right now to start moving forward in the right way:

Top six things to do if you’ve been fired or laid off

What to do if I’ve been fired or laid off (VIDEO)

How do I know if a severance package is fair

Can my employer lay me off?

Employment Law 101: What you need to know if you’ve been fired or laid off

Fired? Laid off? Don’t miss out on a cash settlement because you’re afraid of legal costs

Top 3 ways to get the most value out of your lawyer (VIDEO)

Retaining an employment, labour, or human rights lawyer: buyer beware!

When you’re ready to talk with an employment lawyer, we’d be honoured to meet with you. To make an appointment with one of our employment lawyers for a one-hour consultation, provide us with your contact information and let us know what we can help you with.

DISCLAIMER: The content of this article, and this website generally, is not intended as legal advice and cannot be relied upon as legal advice.  To provide legal advice on your problem, a lawyer must first understand your specific situation.

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