Fired In Alberta: What if My Employer Won't Negotiate.
Employees who have been fired are often left reeling. Despite the trauma they have gone through they are well advised to review the offer they received with legal counsel. It is unfortunately fairly common for employers to offer employees substantially less money than they are entitled after they have been fired.
It is sometimes advisable to try to negotiate with your employer (we have actually seen some commendable employers who simply pay everything an employee is worth and in those instances it is not worth negotiating. This seems to be the exception, however)
Some employers will not negotiate, or they will not negotiate fairly, or they are unreasonable. In those instances, depending on the situation, it can be worth while to litigate and drive the matter for a decision in front of a master or judge. Given the recent guidance from the courts, it may well be that Summary Judgment may be advisable for all or part of a claim. In general, if you enter into the litigation process you should be willing to continue it to trial in order to get the result you require.
If you find yourself having been terminated and wish to discuss your options, please feel free to contact us.
The information contained in this article is not legal advice. No solicitor client relationship is formed through this article. The reader is encouraged to retain counsel for advice in these matters.