British Columbians Risk Losing Thousands Following Terminations

VANCOUVER, March 13, 2017 /CNW/ - After spending years fighting for full entitlements for thousands of terminated Ontario employees, Employment and Labour Law Firm Samfiru Tumarkin LLP is expanding its services to Vancouver, B.C. and targeting the Ministry of Labour. 

"The Ministry of Labour gives incomplete information on termination entitlements, essentially informing individuals only about a small fraction of their full entitlements," said Lior Samfiru, Partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP. "Anyone who refers to the government for assistance on severance pay negotiation will invariably risk losing thousands of dollars or more that they are legally owed."

Samfiru has repeatedly challenged the Ontario Ministry of Labour and believes the residents of Vancouver deserve the same level of representation. In 2013, the firm sued Ontario's labour ministry on the grounds that two long-time former employees of Trillium Screw Manufacturing were given bad advice that resulted in deficient severance packages.

Along with opening an office in downtown Vancouver, Samfiru is bringing the popular Employment Hour radio program to News Talk 980 CKNW on Sundays at 5pm.

"For years, our unique show has given listeners across Canada the opportunity to ask their questions about severance, wrongful dismissal, overtime, employment contracts, temporary layoffs, maternity leave, workplace harassment and many other aspects of employment law," said Samfiru. "We do the show to inform, educate and address some of the misconceptions that people have about their workplace rights."

This expansion into the British Columbia marketplace comes after a recently-launched $200 million class-action lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. on behalf of tens of thousands of Ontario residents, alleging that drivers for the ride-sharing giant should be classified as employees. In 2015, the firm represented shocked employees following the closure of dozens of Future Shop stores across Canada.

Samfiru Tumarkin LLP was the first Canadian employment law firm to create a Severance Pay Calculator to assist both employees and employers in determining fair severance pay based on a number of factors.

SOURCE Samfiru Tumarkin LLP

For further information: Lior Samfiru, Partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP,, 416-216-5900,

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