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I am sorry to hear this.
Why did you sign the offer?
So you were offered essentially what is one year and four month's working notice and no termination pay and you accepted?Did you get independent legal advice?
You missed one question:So you were offered essentially what is one year and four month's working notice and no termination pay and you accepted?
16 months after 22 years is not bad.
If you were senior executive at the most you would get 22 months after 22 years.
If you retain a lawyer and have the lawyer send them a letter indicating that you didn't know the law, didn't understand your rights and were unduly pressured you may be able to get a bit more.
Or you may be able to get them to dismiss you without just cause now so you get termination pay instead of working notice.
But you cannot compel any employer to keep you on (unless you are in a union).
So your next step should be to consider consulting with an employment lawyer face to face.
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I know that but that part is not your choice.
As I mentioned you cannot compel an employer to keep you as an employee.
You are only entitled to reasonable notice, reasonable pay in lieu or notice or a combination of the two.
Is there anything more I can help you with at this point in time?
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