Wrongful Dismissal Guide

Got fired. Now what?

What should I do if I get fired?


1. Keep calm, take your time before accepting an offer

There is no need to accept the first offer tendered by your employer. And there is certainly no need to accept it immediately after your termination. Your employer must give you time to talk to a lawyer. That's where we come in.


2. Use Even to see how much you can get

Log on to even.law to find out how much severance pay or termination pay you are owed. In order to determine whether you are eligible for termination pay or severance pay, a lawyer must first assess the terms of your employment and determine whether your employer had cause or grounds to justify their decision to terminate your employment. It's important to keep a copy of your employment contract, pay slips, any correspondences between yourself and your employer that discuss the reason for the termination of your employment.


3. If you're owed money, we'll find a lawyer to negotiate for you

In order to determine whether you are eligible for termination pay or severance pay, a lawyer must first assess the terms of your employment and determine whether your employer had cause or grounds to justify their decision to terminate your employment.


4. Start looking for a new job

An employee claiming damages for a wrongful dismissal has a duty to mitigate the loss. This means that you have a legal obligation to take reasonable steps to attempt to find new employment in order to reduce the overall loss suffered. Mitigation involves taking steps that any ‘reasonable person’ would take to find comparable employment and to accept that employment if possible. The court will examine the efforts made by the former employee, and if the employee fails to fulfill their duty to mitigate, either by not searching for new employment or refusing comparable employment, this will negatively affect the amount awarded.

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