Friday, May 24, 2024

Olymel Layoffs and Severance Pay - Samfiru Tumarkin LLP

Olymel L.P. (Olymel) is a Canadian food processing company — known for its pork and poultry products.

Founded in 1991, the company employs a total workforce of approximately 15,000 people.

Headquartered in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Olymel has 32 production facilities and distribution centres around the world, including in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, South Korea, and Japan.

According to the company’s website, it’s able to maintain a weekly capacity of 185,000 hogs (pigs) and 2.4-million birds (chicken).

Recent layoffs at Olymel

Severance for Olymel employees

In Canada, non-unionized employees at Olymel can get up to 24 months of severance pay when they are fired or laid off from their job. This includes individuals working full-time, part-time, or hourly in Ontario and Alberta.

Severance is the compensation a non-unionized worker in Canada receives from their employer when they are fired without cause.

Even if you are fired for cause, it’s very likely that you are still entitled to full severance pay because employees often don’t meet the conditions necessary for this type of dismissal.

Severance for provincially regulated employees
Severance packages in mass layoffs

Many companies anticipate that their employees are largely unaware of their right to severance. In other cases, employers are legitimately unaware of their obligations to workers during the termination process.

Regardless of a company’s grasp on employment law, they are legally required to...

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