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I have been employed at a new job for just over a month now. I was given a document to sign stating that "Following the initial 3-month probationary period, a performance review will be conducted to assess performance to-date, and to clarify or modify this arrangement, as the need may arise. This arrangement may be terminated by either party upon notice in writing to either party with notice that complies with Employment Standards for Ontario."

I was brought into the office and told that I was being laid off as the company has some upcoming projects they believe I am too green to handle and they will be unable to help me gain the work experience I need to complete the job. I was asked to leave all company tools behind, I have not been asked to sign anything and I was only told I can pick up my last cheque on next payday, which is Thursday. No discussion was made about severance, am I entitled to severance?

If your employment contract does not allow the company to lay you off then this would be considered a termination. Please call us to discuss your severance entitlements.
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