Sometimes when you start a new job, your employer asks you to sign an employment contract.
The purpose of the contract is to provide clarity and certain for the employer and employee during the course of the employment relationship. It usually sets out the terms of employment, and can include a number of provisions that can impact your legal rights.
These contracts often contains provisions that deal with your rights should you ever be terminated from your employment.
In an ideal world, employees would seek legal advice prior to signing these agreements.
If you have been fired from your job, and have a signed employment contract, you should seek the advice of a Barrie employment lawyer prior to agreeing to any termination and/or severance package.