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Have you been fired or laid off?

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What if I signed an employment contract that says how much notice I get?

Employers sometimes try to limit the amount of notice you can get by putting an amount in your employment contract. If the amount of notice in the contract could be less than minimum notice in the ESA, a court will not apply the contract.

There are other reasons that a court might order your employer to give you more notice, for example:

  • the contract is not clear about notice
  • you were forced to sign the contract
  • you were tricked into signing the contract
  • the notice under the contract is extremely unfair

You may want to get legal advice about whether you are limited to the notice in your employment contract.