Heeney Vokey LLP’s Toronto employment lawyers have extensive experience in evaluating and negotiating severance packages. Upon termination, if you are terminated without just cause, you are entitled to notice or pay in lieu of notice after the termination of your employment. The length of this notice period or the amount of compensation in lieu of notice is determined by assessing a number of complex factors. Heeney Vokey LLP’s employment lawyers can assist in determining if the package you have been offered is in line with your rights and entitlements.

Once a release has been signed and a severance package accepted, there is little to no room for negotiation. For this reason, it is important to contact a lawyer before signing any release in order to ensure that your package is fair and equitably negotiated. You have the right to obtain independent legal advice before signing a severance agreement. Heeney Vokey LLP’s employment lawyers have the knowledge and expertise required to represent your interests and needs during this process.

We recognize that clients may be cost-conscious. As such, we offer tailored strategies and options that are cost-effective, time-sensitive and responsive to your situation. Our firm always endeavours to resolve matters with your former employer amicably where possible, but we also have the skill and expertise to litigate matters when that is in the best interest of the employee and the case.

Please contact us to discuss how we can assist in reviewing your severance package.