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Employment Law Minute: When can employees be terminated for cause?

It’s often called the “death penalty of employment law.”

Termination for cause involves ending an employment relationship without providing any severance. What you may not realize is that most “for cause” terminations are not legitimate.

In this episode of the Employment Law Minute, Ottawa employment lawyer Alex Lucifero – a partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP – explores the common misconceptions around termination for cause, what it actually means and when it can be used legitimately.

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