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Does time spent laid off count in determining severance? • Does poor treatment entitle an employee to resign and seek damages for constructive dismissal
By Peter Israel
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Does time spent laid off count in determining severance?

Question:

We are an Ontario-based employer and we have an employee whose employment was terminated after he had been temporarily laid off for a short period. Is he entitled to severance pay? If so, should the period of time he was temporarily laid off be included in determining the calculation of severance pay?

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