Learn about the concept of termination without cause in Ontario and its implications for severance.
It’s a common belief that a company needs a very good reason to fire an employee in Ontario. However, that’s not true. Companies are, perhaps surprisingly, allowed to fire employees without cause, for just about any reason. The important thing to note is that if you’re fired without cause (and in many cases, even if you’re fired with cause), the company is required to pay severance.
To help understand what it means to be terminated without cause, and what that means for you in terms of severance and your next steps, we spoke to..