Our organization had to recently move two employees who were on temporary lay off due to covid, to permanent. I checked

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Customer: Our organization had to recently move two employees who were on temporary lay off due to covid, to permanent. I checked online with the Alberta Employment standards and also called them to make sure I was correctly interpreting the information. They said yes I was, but know I am being questioned by someone else who said they called the same people and got a different answer. Is this something you can help with?
JA: Was the termination discussed with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?
Customer: With a manager
JA: Is the workplace "at will" or union? Is the job hourly or salaried?
Customer: hourly for a non profit organization
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: The specific question is does termination pay need to be paid when the standard says it doesn't when there are unforseen circumstances, which they told me was exactly referring to COVID
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Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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I am sorry to hear that you are in a difficult situation.

You are entitled to termination pay so long as you were not dismissed for just cause or so long as you didn't resign.

Does that clarify the law and fully answer your question?

Please feel free to post back with any follow-up questions you may have. If you don't have any then I hope I have earned a 5 star rating but if you don't feel that I have please don't hesitate to reply back and let me know what more I can do to assist you. Finally, please know that even after you rate me I will be here for you and you can ask follow-up questions if you think of them later on at no further charge of course.

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