On-Demand Webcast: “Wait! I’m not entitled to a severance package??”: a primer on the law of “mitigation”

Date and Time

Starts:07/26/2017 12:00 AM

Ends:07/26/2056 11:30 PM

1 Hour Hour(s)


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There is a common misconception that terminated employees are entitled to a "severance package."  From a legal standpoint, this is simply not true.  The purpose of this webcast is to describe precisely what a dismissed employee is in fact entitled to, and specifically how the possibility – or fact – of new work or other income impacts these entitlements.  The concept is called "mitigation" of damages.


Learning objectives:

Participants will learn:

  • What is a period of reasonable notice?
  • How can a contract of employment be used to displace reasonable notice?
  • What is the law of "mitigation?"
  • How do earnings after termination impact a former employee's entitlements?
  • How hard does a terminated employee have to look for work after termination?
  • What strategies can an employer use to reduce its obligations by taking advantage of the law of mitigation?


Who should attend?

HR professionals; finance professionals; anyone else who manages employee terminations.

Speaker bio(s)
Sezar Bune

Sezar Bune practices in all areas of employment law and litigation, including wrongful dismissals, constructive dismissals, separation packages, human rights complaints, restrictive covenants and employment standards compliance.

Sezar’s approach to the practice of law is thoughtful, perceptive and determined. A passionate litigator, he champions his clients’ interests strategically, and has the experience to obtain successful resolutions for his clients, whether in the office or in the courtroom. He recognizes that his clients have a personal and financial stake in the result, and carefully guides them through the legal process by finding creative approaches to assist them in reaching their goals.

Sezar has appeared and represented clients before various levels of courts and tribunals in Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Court and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Sezar obtained his law degree at the University of Ottawa, graduating cum laude. Prior to law school, he completed his undergraduate studies in Law & Society and Psychology at the York University in Toronto.

In his free time, Sezar leads an active lifestyle, including playing a variety of sports and travelling.

Sezar is multilingual in English and Chaldean/Assyrian, and also has a working knowledge of Arabic.