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I have worked in a clinic for the past 25 years, however during those years the business has been sold and bought about 3 times. I received ROE each time the business changed hands, but I was employed by the new owner. My question is should this new employer let me go, would I be entitled to severance pay for 25 years or when the new owner took over?
My name is David Vaughan and I am an employment lawyer for Samfiru Tumarkin. For the purposes of the Employment Standards Act, 2000, your entire service would absolutely be recognized for the purpose of your termination entitlements. At common law, the only way that the Company could not base your severance on your full tenure is if you signed an employment agreement stating that you were forfeiting that service.