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Hi..just wondering if you worked for a company for 2 years and 8 months ..and they have a safety bonus review every 4 months for which I passed everytime...and than one day had a minor accident..a strap on the load broke and some pipes fell off the trailer...that day after the clean up..I went back to office and was told because I was never written up for anything before that they weren't sure what to do ..so they said to go home and that I was suspended until further notice...the next day I was called to be at the office for the next morning..ok..so i went ..just to find out that they are letting me go without any notice or anything...no severance or termination pay....can they just let u go because they told me they just been in court the Friday before and they had to listen to 8 or 9 impact statements from a previous incident that happened the year before...one of the company driver had an accident that killed someone and they told me that scared them..and never again...so I was let go just like that....so wondering if that's wrongful dismissal..?
Thank you for your question. It is unlikely that the company had cause to terminate your employment based on the details provided. However, given the incident, we would need to review the entire situation in detail in order to determine the severity of the accident and provide you with comprehensive advice. As long as they did not have cause to terminate your employment, you would be owed severance. You can get an idea of what you may be owed by using our Free Severance Calculator (linked at the top of the page). You should contact us immediately at the number below in order to schedule a consultation with one of our employment lawyers. We'd be pleased to assist you however we can.