If you have just been fired, you might have heard the word “mitigation” used by your company, or from a lawyer. It’s an important concept to understand in order to protect your rights. Here’s an explanation of what it means and how it relates to dismissal cases. What is mitigation? Mitigation means taking steps to …

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Companies fire employees every day. Most people never expect to be fired.  Most people are not ready for the emotional and financial costs of a surprise dismissal. Here are six answers employees should learn before being fired, to help minimize the impact of a surprise dismissal. How much severance will I get if I get …

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Employees should be careful when combining personal social media and their job. It is a smart idea to keep personal social media and the workplace separate. Social media allows people to connect with others as never before. Sites like LinkedIn help professionals looking to expand their business networks. Other social media sites like Facebook connect …

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Many employees and employers believe that the first few months of employment are a probation period.   Many employers believe that during a probation period, they can fire an employee for no reason and without notice or severance. However, these beliefs are not entirely correct.  Employers have to give probationary employees a fair chance to show …

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A job can end when an employee quits, or when an employee is fired or laid off. Anytime a job ends, employees should return all company property. Companies can be protective of their property, which can include supplies, inventory, computer devices, documents or digital information. There can be severe consequences to keeping company property. For …

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In British Columbia, employers have two options when deciding to dismiss an employee: just cause, or without cause. Just Cause – No Severance An employer can dismiss an employee “for cause”, which means that they have a good and obvious reason for letting the employee go. These are rare, as a just cause dismissal is …

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Standard End to Employment Relationships Employment relationships generally end in one of two ways. The employee quits. This is a unilateral decision by the employee, and subject to any notice requirements the employee can quit his or her job at any time. The employer fires an employee. This is a unilateral decision by the employer. …

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Employees can be fired “without cause” in B.C. This means that you can simply be asked to leave, with no reason given for the termination of your employment. Here’s a Q&A for anyone who has faced or is worried about facing a without cause dismissal. I have always been a good worker for my company. …

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