Loss of a Job Category Page

Articles and resources concerning loss of a job as it pertains to those seeking employment law advice. The content of these articles, and this website generally, is not intended as legal advice and cannot be relied upon as legal advice.

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

Employment law 101 - Fired. Laid off. Terminated.            Whatever you call it, losing your job can be devastating.  Your job often isn’t only how you make a living, but a big part of who you are. So, if you’ve been fired, what do you do? You should talk to a lawyer before you agree to anything. [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:48:04-07:00November 29th, 2019|Loss of a Job, Wrongful Dismissal|

What is Employment Insurance?

Employment Insurance, often referred to simply as EI in Canada is a type of benefit that provides individuals who are unable to work for various reasons with temporary income support.  Employment insurance in Canada is often broken down into various types of EI including regular benefits, self-employed benefits, sickness benefits, and benefits for seasonal workers.  [...]

By |2021-07-05T11:15:59-07:00April 18th, 2019|Loss of a Job|

The cost of the RCMP’s ‘culture of dysfunction’

The cost of the RCMP’s ‘culture of dysfunction’ - When Pierre Lemaitre graduated in red serge in 1986, he was shipped to B.C., far from his Quebec upbringing. Location didn’t matter: he had his Stetson and his Strathcona boots — he was a Mountie. This was the realization of a lifelong dream. With an aching [...]

Can You Get Fired for Refusing to Work Overtime?

In British Columbia, Canada, the Employment Standards Act defines the minimum standards of employment that apply to most workplaces in the province. Every province in Canada will have similar acts that outline expectations of employers and employees, though these standards may vary from one place to another. While the Employment Standards Act provides guidelines for [...]

Human Rights Law in Canada

Canada is a country that provides its citizens with a wide range of rights and freedoms.  In 1977, the Parliament of Canada passed the Canadian Human Rights Act that intends to define rights and freedoms that apply equally to all its citizens regardless of their personal identities.  In other words, no matter your sex, sexual [...]

What are the Benefits of Employment Insurance?

In Canada, employment insurance (EI) is operated by the government and provides temporary income assistance for eligible employees who cannot work.  There are different types of benefits offered through EI in Canada including regular benefits and special benefits.  Of course, as with any kind of insurance, there are specific eligibility requirements.   Let’s take a moment [...]

By |2021-05-13T10:53:18-07:00October 22nd, 2018|Loss of a Job, Successful Advocacy, The Firm|

InfoNex Conference – Calgary August 21 and 22, 2018

Sebastien Anderson made a presentation at the InfoNex “Managing Your Duty to Accommodate” Conference in Calgary on 21 August 2018. Sebastien’s presentation was titled, “Duty to Accommodate Wars: When the ‘Force’ is Against You!” His presentation focused on discrimination on the basis of disability with the RCMP the abject failure and refusal of the Force to [...]

By |2021-05-13T10:53:18-07:00October 15th, 2018|Loss of a Job, Successful Advocacy, The Firm|

What is an Employment Resignation?

It’s really quite simple.  Resignation is the process by which you officially end or terminate employment.  There are many ways to submit your resignation; depending on the nature of your employment contract or the laws in your province, you may resign verbally or in writing.  That being said, most employers will request written notification of [...]

By |2020-06-11T15:08:59-07:00July 19th, 2018|Loss of a Job|

Social Media Mistakes to Avoid

Social Media Mistakes to Avoid - Despite its youth, social media has quickly become a powerful force in marketing.  Sharing opinions, services, products, and announcements via social media gives you the opportunity to reach a large audience with relative ease.  Yet, there are certainly major pitfalls to putting social media to work – and without [...]

By |2021-05-13T10:53:19-07:00June 22nd, 2018|Loss of a Job, Successful Advocacy, The Firm|

What to Do if You are Laid Off

Life can be stressful sometimes, and one of the most stressful events anyone can experience is the loss of a job.  When people get laid off they can be overwhelmed by financial worries, anxiety about job searches and interviews, or even how to break the news to their loved ones.  Still, optimism can be a [...]

By |2021-05-13T10:53:19-07:00May 17th, 2018|Loss of a Job, Successful Advocacy, The Firm|

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