Termination occurs when an employer permanently ends the employment relationship with an employee. An employer may terminate an employee for cause, which typically involves conduct that is serious to justify the employer ending the employment relationship, or, if no cause or reason is alleged, then the employer must provide the employee with reasonable notice of the termination or payment in lieu.
Alternatively, a layoff is a cessation of work, which occurs when an employer reduces or stops an employee’s work without terminating their agreement.
Layoffs typically occur due to a shortage of work or seasonal employment.
If you have questions regarding the differences between layoff and termination, or if you would like to discuss your matter, contact us to set up a consultation.