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I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.
How long did you work for the employer for? How much are they offering you for termination pay in terms of weeks or months?
Why do you believe that you were dismissed?
Do you think this is because of discrimination for example?
If you think you are being dismissed because of discrimination, but it doesn't sound like you were, you could file a complaint with the human rights Tribunal.
Otherwise your legal right is to receive reasonable notice or pay in lieu of notice.
Generally, in determining what is reasonable notice Courts look at several factors including the length of time you worked for the employer, your age, your position, the likelihood of finding new employment etc.
At the high end, if you were in a managerial position, the Court would likely order one month's notice or pay in lieu of notice for each year of employment. If you were not in a managerial position the Court would order somewhat less.
If that is not what you are offered your best next step would be to retain an employment lawyer in your city and sue for wrongful dismissal. At least the lawyer would threaten a lawsuit and that might get you a fair settlement.
Does that help as a starting point?
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