When your employment is terminated it is essential to know your rights as an employee and whether or not you have been terminated fairly. The law of employment governs the rights and obligations of employers and employees in their dealing with one another, including the end of the employment relationship. There are many types of employee dismissal in British Columbia, where the employee was found to have been unlawfully terminated. Employment law is a broad and technical field of law.  It is important to understand which category your case falls under.  Keep reading below or explore our sample cases to see if you are in a similar situation.

Wrongful Dismissal

This type of dismissal is the most common. It occurs when the employer terminates with insufficient notice and is defined by the termination being the decision of the employer, not of the employee. Learn More

Constructive Dismissal

This occurs when a fundamental change to the employment contract is carried out by the employer without the consent of the employee, forcing the employee to quit. Learn More.

Just Cause Dismissal

Just Cause refers to some serious misconduct by the employee, making continued employment impossible. Theft and insubordination fall under this category. Learn More

Reasonable Notice

Under employment law, Reasonable Notice is determined by a number of factors on a case by case basis. With few exceptions, employees are entitled to reasonable notice. Learn More


Resignation brings the employment contract to an end, and in most cases effectively eliminates the employee’s rights to reasonable notice.  It’s important to receive legal advice before you resign. Learn More

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