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Groundbreaking severance ruling in landmark Alberta case by Osuji & Smith Employment Lawyers

For the first time in Alberta, a summary trial for wrongful dismissal awarded 2 years’ severance pay to a non-management employee. Mr. Steven Oostlander initially came to Osuji & Smith with no knowledge of his rights after dedicating over half his life to one employer and being suddenly terminated. Charles Osuji, Amanda Jacinto, and the team at Osuji & Smith poured their hearts into the case, resulting in praiseworthy success.

This summary trial is important because it sets a precedent for future employees of Alberta who may have been wrongfully dismissed. Prior to this decision, no Alberta non-management employee had ever been awarded a 24-month severance package at a summary trial in recent times.

The team at Osuji & Smith has blazed a new trail. Their success in this landmark case has laid the groundwork for future wrongful dismissal cases. Their hard work and commitment to the best interests of their clients has paid off for Mr. Oostlander and the many clients who have trusted them with their legal challenges.

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Groundbreaking Severance Ruling in Landmark Alberta Case by Osuji and Smith Employment Lawyers

For the first time in Alberta, a summary trial for wrongful dismissal awarded 2 years of severance pay to a non-management employee.

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Employment & Labour Law

Osuji & Smith Severance Employment Lawyers Calgary are dedicated to helping you whether you are an employer or an employee. Issues around labour and employment could have huge financial consequences. Our Calgary employment lawyers knowledgeable team can help you find a way forward.

Wrongful Dismissal

You were just fired from your job. Did your employer give you adequate notice? Did they make false allegations against you? What about fair severance? Did they let you go due to COVID-19 without any compensation or warning?

If any of the above scenarios sound familiar, you could be facing wrongful dismissal.

Constructive Dismissal

Workplace harassment in Canada is high. Nearly 20% of Canadian employees reported experiencing harassment in the workplace in 2018. Fortunately, Alberta has implemented strict anti-bullying employment legislation.

Termination of Employment

Seek Legal Advice Before or After Being Terminated From Employment. Whether you are a full-time employee or on a contract, you have protections under the law if you are terminated.

Human Rights Issues

In every employment relationship, an employer has the duty to protect and accommodate the right to equal treatment of persons. This extends across the entire process, job application, recruitment, training, transfers, promotions, dismissals, layoffs and terminations.

Duty of Fair Representation Complaints

As a unionized employee, is your voice being heard? You have the right to be fairly represented when it comes to complaints against your employer. Your union should always be on your side.

But if you’re being brushed off, or poorly represented by your union reps, our team of dedicated employment lawyers are here to help.

Maternity and Parental Leave

Calgary Employment Lawyers – Maternity & Parental Leave – Who is eligible for maternity and parental leave?

Welcoming the newest addition to your family should be a joyous occasion. But, if you lose your job during maternity or parental leave, this happy time can be shadowed by stress and uncertainty.

Short and Long-Term Disability Entitlements – Sick leave

Accidents and illnesses – they can put you on sick leave or disability. Fortunately, your employer has an obligation to support you during these tough times. If they’re not doing so, our Calgary employment lawyers can clarify their responsibilities to you.

Your employer should have benefits and insurance in place to financially help you and your co-workers on disability. These benefits should come into effect in the event you suffer an injury or illness that limits your ability to work.

Workplace Bullying and Harassment

10 things you need to know about workplace bullying and harassment at work. Workplace harassment is reported by an average of 37% of Canada’s workforce.

Alberta Employment Standards

As a worker in Calgary, you have rights. Sadly, some employers choose to ignore critical employment standards, and it’s the employee who suffers from it.

We’re here to shed some light on a few of these regulations and offer Calgarians support when it’s time to challenge their neglectful employers.

Employee or Independent Contractor?

It is important to understand the difference between an employee and an independent contractor. Knowing the difference and understanding which category you fall under will determine what benefits and protections you are entitled to under the law and the characterization of your income, whether it be employment income or business income.

Workplace Investigations and Disciplinary Proceedings

Did your employer fire you for misconduct without a workplace investigation and disciplinary proceedings? If so, our Calgary wrongful dismissal lawyers can help you fight for the entitlements you deserve.

We’ll see to it that your reputation is restored, and help you pursue any financial losses your termination may have cost you.

Not all allegations in the workplace are valid.

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You May Be Entitled to More Severance Pay if You’re Vulnerable in Alberta

While the law outlines several specific factors to consider in determining severance amounts, there is no black-and-white checklist that applies equally in every situation. There are many variables and each situation is decided individually. Most people think strictly...

Age as a Factor in Severance Pay in Alberta

Age is a major factor in determining the reasonable termination notice period and in calculating severance pay. Age can also be considered a vulnerability. Because the reasonable notice period is partly dependent on the likelihood of finding a new job in the same...

Disability as a Factor in Severance Pay in Alberta

If you’ve been on disability for some time, the likelihood of your return to work becomes an important issue. If it’s highly unlikely that you’ll be able to return to work within a reasonable period of time, your employer can legally terminate your position. This is...

Pregnancy as a Factor in Severance Pay in Alberta

The Alberta Employment Standards Code (Section 52) prohibits the termination of an employee who is on maternity or parental leave. This means that a woman on maternity leave cannot be terminated. The single exception to this rule is when the business is shut down or...