Termination under the BC Employment Standards Act

If your job ends or terminates – whether you quit or you are fired or laid off - you want to be aware of your rights under the law. This script describes your rights under the Employment Standards Act, which sets out some minimum protections for workers in BC.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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October 2017 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
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Termination, contractual rights, wrongful dismissal, Employment Standards Act, Employment Standard Branch, severance pay, written notice of termination, disloyal, intentionally disobey your boss, compensation, layoff, fired, lose your job, just cause, Dial-A-Law