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Ask a lawyer: What can I do if I am laid off?

A businesswoman is fired from her job.

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Layoffs have been in the news recently with Sears Canada laying off nearly 800 people, BlackBerry chopping positions, a number of plant closings across Canada, and several media companies trimming staff.

Globe Careers employment lawyer Daniel Lublin joined us to talk about recent layoffs and what employees need to know about severance packages. He also answered legal questions from readers regarding employment law.

You can read the conversation in the grey box below. If you have other questions e-mail them to and Daniel will answer them in his Q&A column online or in the paper.

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