I’ll qualify that statement: performance and merit are not relevant when it comes to assessing your entitlement to notice of dismissal or severance. In fact, they are also irrelevant with respect to whether you can be dismissed at all.
The holidays are just around the corner. We are in the middle of a pandemic. While there may not be in-person celebrations this year, and many employees are working remotely, employers continue to have obligations to their employees, such as providing a safe workplace to all employees and accommodating employees up to the point of undue hardship.
Late last month, the Ontario government introduced legislation that should be welcome news to many, as it limits the circumstances in which people can sue where the employer acted reasonably and in good faith.