How should an Alberta Employee react as they're being Fired?
As an employee, being fired is tough. There are situations where you can anticipate that you are about to be fired, but for many people it comes out of the blue. How should you react when it does happen?
The Courts don't always hold it against employees for an outburst in the heat of the moment. It is mighty tempting to tell the person firing you off, to let out any stress you might have from the situation. However, from a legal standpoint, the best reaction is to be neutrally polite, if you can. Say something to the effect of I'm sorry to hear that, and thank you for the opportunity, and then say not much else to them. Write down what what was said to you once you get home. You don't want to give them any argument for cause arising out of their termination of you. Then, talk to a lawyer to get legal advice on how to deal with the situation.
At the end of the day, it is not always possible to control the manner of your dismissal or your reaction, and if you weren't able to the courts may still be sympathetic to your situation. Just try your best to control your emotions and your reaction, and then speak with counsel.
If you have been fired and require advice, 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.