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I was offered a position as a project manager in a company while I was working in another company. I quit me job and took up the new offer. after 7 months I have been terminated for shortage of work. I would not have taken the job if I was not given a brighter picture about the growth of the company. The company have offered me compensation as per ESA only. No additional. What are my rights per common law. This is a professional position and my salary was $115K per year
Thanks for writing to us. It is possible, although not likely, that your termination entitlements are limited to those outlined in the Employment Standards Act if you signed an employment agreement when you commenced your new employment. If you are not limited, you would be entitled to reasonable payment in lieu of notice at common law. In order to find out what you could be owed at common law, you can use our Severance Calculator (linked at the top of the page) and give us a call at the number below in order to have a lawyer assess your situation and provide you with your recourse options. We would be happy to help you however we can.