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I had a workplace injury on my right knee that has required two surgery’s. On the day that a return to work meeting with employer and wsib was scheduled my employer called me to cancel meeting and proceeded to say that I was terminated. Once wsib found out they contacted my employer and educated them on the consequences in doing this. Now the employer does not want to terminate and has offered a job that is a demotion and a 40 percent decrease in pay. Wsib wants me to take the position. I do not plan on returning to an employer that terminated over the phone nor would I accept this demotion. In need of advice on what to do.
My name is David Vaughan and I'm an employment lawyer with Samfiru Tumarkin. Your employer's actions appear to contravene human rights legislation. Further, you generally don't have an obligation to accept a demotion and pay cut. However, before doing anything about this, please contact our firm to discuss the matter in more detail and determine how we can assist you.