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Employment Law Minute: When a constructive dismissal requires compensation

A relocation, demotion, layoff or pay cut are all circumstances that could give rise to a constructive dismissal, or resignation with severance pay. 

In this episode of the Employment Law Minute, Ottawa employment lawyer Alex Lucifero – a partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP – explores the difference between a regular dismissal and a constructive dismissal and provides practical takeaways for both employees and employers who are dealing with changes to their terms of employment.

He also provides insights into what goes into the calculation of severance owed to employees who are constructively dismissed.

Learn more by watching the video above. And if you’re experiencing an issue in the workplace, contact Samfiru Tumarkin LLP by emailing or visit