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Claims Under $25,000

CLAIMS UNDER $25,000

In Ontario, anyone can commence a legal action in the Small Claims Court.

In Small Claims Court, damages are limited to $25,000.

We represent employees in Small Claims Court on a contingency basis. This means that you pay us a percentage of the amount we recover on your behalf.

If your employment was terminated without cause and you did not receive reasonable notice of termination then you can commence a wrongful dismissal action.

If you have already secured alternative employment then you can calculate your wrongful dismissal damages relatively easily.

Here is an example for illustrative purposes only:

  • Let’s say you are a 45 year old middle manager who was earning $60,000 when you were terminated after six years service. You did not sign an employment contract. And let’s say you secured another job paying $60,000 five months after you were terminated.

In this scenario, your wrongful dismissal damages could be five months pay or $25,000.

Commencing an action in the Small Claims Court is often the most efficient, and cost effective way to collect wrongful dismissal damages up to $25,000.

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The MacLeod Law Firm has been practicing labour and employment law for over 20 years. Through our offices in Toronto and Barrie, we would be happy to help.

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