Corporate Layoffs & Dismissals: Oil & Gas Employee

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Oil and gas employees that are permanently laid off from their employment when their corporate employer 'restructures' and 'reorients' its business operations for its exclusive financial benefit, have it impressed on them that their layoff package is the best possible outcome for the terminated employees, with there being no realistic possibility for anything better. Furthermore, these corporations want the laid off employees to believe that no employee should contemplate challenging the layoff package. Nevertheless, given the significant deficiencies in most layoff packages and fundamental issues with most employers' computational practices, most laid off employees are due more than they are being offered, which is supported by solid legal principles and arguments. Yet, it is only possible where a laid off employee consults a lawyer that understands where the potential flaws exist with their employer and is prepared to act upon it to the fullest extent possible.

Especially with larger petroleum companies, many of which have inadvertently exposed themselves through a broad array of publicly-available information, their corporate layoff packages tend to be seriously inadequate, in particular where one or more of the following employment aspects exists: (i) long-term employment, (ii) salaried employment, and (iii) employment in Alberta. To say that lawyers have become increasingly complacent wtih corporate layoffs and employee dismissals is an understatement as to what has transpired in the energy sector. Based upon our own research and analysis, not only are employee payouts significantly depreciated, but there are also powerful legal tools to realize a significantly greater payout, yet those legal tools have not been effectively optimized to the employee's financial benefit.

Given the aggressive nature of our legal approach, which takes an incredibly harsh attitude towards these employers and the statutory impropriety of their employee actions, it is not necessarily appropriate for all former oil & gas employees, who are willing to take but a fraction of what they are legally entitled to. Nevertheless, for those employees who are committed to pursuing what they are legally entitled to and holding their former employer to account, contact our law firm for a confidential initial consultation at or 403-400-4092.

Investigating Layoffs: Legal & Financial Review for Terminated Employees

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