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I was employed for over a year in british Columbia, the

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I was employed for over a year in british Columbia, the owner sold the business. three weeks later I was laid off. am I still entitled to severance pay?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 11 months ago.
I am sorry to hear this.Are you in the union?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Debra replied 11 months ago.
Are you saying that your former employer did not provide termination pay and your new employer doesn't think that they have to either?Whas your former employer a corporation?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No phone call can not afford and no not a union and not corperate
Expert:  Debra replied 11 months ago.

The law is that this is considered to be a continuous employment situation.

That means that your current employer has to treat you as if you had been working there for over a year. In other words they have to take the three weeks plus how long you worked for your former employer for.

So you are most assuredly entitled to termination pay and that has to be based on working there for over one year.

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Expert:  Debra replied 11 months ago.

Is there anything more I can help you with at this point in time?