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I'm sorry to hear this.
What province are you in please?
How long did you work for the employer for?
How much pay in lieu of notice is the employer providing you, in weeks or months?
There isn't any thing you can do about the fact that your employer is a thoughtless person. The employer does not have a legal obligation not to discuss you with the other employees. However, if he actually lied about you to the others and this caused damage to your reputation then you could sue for defamation.
But, you do have grounds for suing for wrongful dismissal. Two weeks notice is insufficient after a three-year work period. Courts will not apply the minimum standards when you worked there for three years rather, the law is that you are entitled to receive reasonable notice or pay in lieu of notice.Generally, in determining what is reasonable notice Courts look at several factors including the length of time you worked for the employer, your age, your position, the likelihood of finding new employment etc.At the high end, if you were in a managerial position, the Court would likely order one month's notice or pay in lieu of notice for each year of employment. If you were not in a managerial position the Court would order somewhat less.
I don't know why you are saying just one more weeks pay. I was talking about months not weeks. After three years if you were a manager you would get three months pay but because you are not a manager doesn't mean you get three weeks pay. I do think you should see an employment lawyer face-to-face at this point. I think you have grounds for demanding many more weeks pay.
You are very welcome.
I'm so sorry this happened to you and I hope you have a good holiday and things work out.