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Does a construction employee have any rights if they are unjustly dissmissed

Hello, and thank you for your question.

Generally, construction employees are not entitled to termination pay or severance pay under the Ontario Employment Standards Act. That said, construction employees are potentially entitled to common law notice of termination or pay in lieu thereof.

Whether or not a construction employee is entitled to notice/pay in lieu of notice will greatly depend on:

1) whether or not the individual signed a contract of employment
2) if so, whether there is language that effectively ousts the employee's right to common law notice
3) other factors specific to the employee, i.e. whether the employee has been temporarily laid off in the past, etc.

If you or someone you know has been unjustly dismissed, please give us a call at the number below and we would be happy to discuss the matter further.

Thank you
The Lawyers at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP
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