Severance Packages

If you are fired without cause, you are entitled to reasonable notice of your termination and/or pay in lieu of this notice. This pay is often referred to as severance.

Compensation Packages

Severance pay is a means of compensation for qualified employees who have been dismissed. Your severance entitlements will depend on a combination of factors including your contract, your age, the position you hold, your length of service and your employer’s payroll. While there are statutory minimums concerning severance, courts may determine an employee to be entitled to more based on their common law rights.

If your employer decides to terminate your employment without reasonable justification or notice, you will likely be presented with a severance agreement detailing your pay and benefit entitlements. These entitlements should at least match what you would have otherwise earned had you been given notice.

A good compensation package becomes increasingly important as you move up the ladder of responsibility and power. There are many things besides your salary that should be taken into account when negotiating severance package including bonuses, benefits, pension contributions, stock options, car allowance any other financial benefits you receive.

How KCY at LAW can help

Do not sign your severance package without first consulting with an experienced employment lawyer. Even a seemingly generous severance package may fall short of your entitlements. It is, after all, in your employer’s best interest to save money.

With extensive experience both drafting and litigating severance packages, KCY at LAW can negotiate for you a fair package.

We have the experience and knowledge to review your severance agreement and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

You may be entitled to more than you think. Our expertise makes the difference. Call us today at 905-639-0999

Call us today – You will experience the difference


KCY at LAW Testimonials

View some of the KCY at LAW reviews. As well as receiving reviews on Google our clients have also e-mailed us lots of great feedback about their experiences with us and you can view some of them below.

I found Kathy and her team very supportive, professional and efficient with my time, I believe I ended up with a better settlement due to their expertise
John S.
They couldn't take my case, but still called me back and reffered me to the right people. This is how lawyers should be, caring towards clients who come to them for help. Didn't use their service, but would still recommend them
Aaruni A.
Very happy with the professionalism, dedication, and strong defence that Kathy built for my case. She got the best result possible for my situation, and I am very grateful to her and the entire team. Special thanks goes out to Linda who was in constant communication with me. A very strong lawyer above all, Kathy was kind and took the time to answer all of my questions, explained multiple possible scenarios, and gave me advice that was in my best interest. I can't speak highly enough of her and I would highly recommend Kathy because I believe she is the best employment lawyer in the Halton Region!
Zivko D.
Kathy provided me with great insight, advice and strategies that enabled me to secure significant incremental value on what I thought was a strong initial offer.
John H.
Kathy and her team were great! They were professional and easy to deal with. Kathy was very thorough in explaining what options were available and fought hard to get the best negotiated settlement for me. I would highly recommend KCY @ Law!
Bruce B.
Thank-you for making this a fairly simple and painless process as I am not accustomed to being in this position nor retaining legal services.Please thank Kathy for taking on my case in such short notice and digesting all this information in such a timely manner. The end result was beautifully and precisely summarized.
George V.
Due to covid, I lost my job recently and was very stressed out when I saw the termination letter with very low pay. I knew I could get more, so I did a google search for employment lawyers. That is when I found Kathy through google search and because she had great reviews, I decided to call her. She was extremely nice, very straightforward, accommodating, and listened to all my concerns. I booked a consultation with her and she explained everything to me in detail which made me negotiate a better deal than I was previously offered. Thanks to her advice and straightforwardness, I got more than I initially thought I could get. I loved working with her and her team. Definitely recommend her without a doubt. Thanks, Kathy and Linda!
Natasha M.
If you have an employment issue or severence to negotiate look no further!! I was in such good hands with Kathy. I always felt well informed and looked after. I had a very quick and satisfying severence agreement negotiated on my behalf so I was able to move on to my next awesome chapter. Thank you KCY Law!!
I recently worked with the KCY team and I can say I was extremely pleased with their efficiency of getting the job done and their focus on customer service. I felt like this was more than just a transaction to Kathy and her knowledge helped me to reap optimal benefits from our negotiations. Her team was also very effective in making sure all the loose ends were tied up properly. I would highly recommend them for any of your employment law needs.
Joyce H.
Kathy and all the staff at KCY were amazing to work with.I was in a tough work situation and with one phone call to KCY Law I was more comfortable and informed.Kathy walked me through everything I needed to know and the whole team was a great support. Thank you!
Christine W.
Having run a software development company in the US for over seven years, when we opened our office in the GTA we required guidance over the legal differences here in Ontario. Kathy and team were more than up to the task, and helped us get off the ground and hire our initial Canadian employees.
Simon P.
I've dealt with many law firms and individual lawyers over my 42 years in the financial services industry and as a retired CEO, and my experience with KCY these past few months has been the most positive. Kathy and her team are professional, efficient, communicative (which can be rare), and very sincere in their care for me as a client. I would highly recommend this team for any legal advice, strategy or ultimately, action.
Kelly M.
My negotiations were not going well so I made an appointment to get some advice from Kathy. Her staff were great, they managed to get me an appointment very quickly and they let my ex-employer know that she was representing me. She clearly explained what was required by law and I followed her advice to the letter. I was able to negotiate a fair settlement very quickly, which I believe was in part due to Kathy's tough reputation preceding her.
Stuart K.
I have never written a review or testimonial before, but in this case I feel it well deserving.After nearly 30 years of employment with the same company I suddenly found myself suffering from a debilitating neurological disorder and unable to work, or to do many daily tasks that one would normally take for granted. My long term disability carrier decided to stop benefits after two years, even though they had more than enough documentation to continue with coverage. Because I was technically still employed I could not draw on my company pension to help ends meet. I decided to seek counsel for my situation, and this is where my journey with Ms. Kathy Chittley Young began. Her compassion and concern for my well being was evident from our first encounter. My thoughts were to seek a mutual separation from my employer due to unforeseen illness and to then be able to draw on my company pension for income. This quickly became more complex than I imagined it possibly could be, but with Kathy’s vast knowledge of employment law, she quickly came up with a strategy that we discussed in depth and decided to pursue. Kathy and I, as well as my long term disability lawyer went over everything together so as to not jeopardize each other’s mission and I never felt as though I was out of the loop. If there was something I didn’t understand or had questions about, Kathy always took the time to explain it to me so I felt confident in our pursuit. Within a short time Kathy was able to secure me with a departure package as well as benefits for a fair and mutual separation from my employer.I would also be very remiss if I didn’t thank Ms. Chittley Young’s legal assistants, Linda and Lynn for all of their help and reassurance with my day to day phone calls and inquiries. Not ever once did they make me feel like my questions weren’t important. When I would show up for an appointment they would always make me feel welcome and always had a hot drink to offer on those cold, cold January days. When I signed off on my agreement at KCY and thanked Kathy for all of her help and guidance, I really felt inside like I was saying goodbye to part of my family.We all hope that we will never need the assistance of a lawyer, but if and when the circumstance arises, it’s very important to get the right team the first time.Leigh W
Leigh W
Kathy and her team were excellent to work with! Absolutely professional and top notch service.
John K.
From the very beginning, I felt like I was in exactly the right place for my employment legal matter. Kathy walked me through the ins and outs of employment law, and kept me apprised of all communications from my previous employer. The entire team at KCY at Law worked diligently on my case, performing regular follow up with opposing attorney to ensure a timely and satisfactory outcome. I could not have transitioned out of my previous employment without Kathy's help and guidance.I highly recommend Kathy and her team.
James C.
Kathy and her staff are awesome. They took such great care of me. I would 100% use them again and I highly recommend them.
Lee A
I have nothing but good things to say about Kathy and her staff. She sure knows the law and was able to help me out. She handled my case with professionalism throughout the entire process. Kathy is meticulous, approachable, she reviewed the details of my case, educate me on employment law. I would recommend Kathy to anyone that needs legal advice or assistance regarding an employment matter. Thank you!
Souad M
Kathy offered professional support to me to get my rights from ex. Employer after 27 years of services. I hesitated several times before I call her as I was worried about lawyer's fees. At the end I got more compensation and benefits from my employer through Kathy. Even after the case sorted out she still follow up with me to ensure that I got all my benefits and she act on my behalf immediately in case I need her advice or action.Thanks Kathy to you and your wonderful staff
Hosny S.
Kathy Chittley-Young will fight for your case 100% hands down. Had a great experience over the last two years while her and her amazing team worked on my case. I would recommend Kathy's services 100%.
James E.
KCY At Law was not able to help me in my particular situation but were very honest and helpful. The fact they followed up shows good business practice and professionalism.
Dan C.