A lawyer will be able to get to the bottom of it all, and potentially get you a settlement.[/quote]
He's bound to spend more on a lawyer than receive back in a settlement or through a volunteer stipend.
have you done your duty as an employer, followed all rules and regulations or provided safe working environment for your workers?
Do you have any complaints logged against you or previous letters of action on file? From my view and limited information you may be just plain out of luck!
If he/she was let go and there was nothing leading up to that, they will have a good case.
If unsure look at what happened in Pusclinsch twp within the last few years.
1) I would hazard a guess that there is a backstory... and I have observed some nasty small town politics related to the fire service.
Your termination letter should have identified which of these it was. Being a volunteer there likely would not have been any financial obligation on the municipality for not giving reasonable notice.An employer generally can terminate the employment of an employee in two different ways: (i) without cause; or (ii) for cause.
An employee who has been terminated without cause is a presumed to be entitled to reasonable notice of dismissal. The employer is not required to prove that the employee did something wrong to justify its decision to dismiss the employee. Instead, the employer is merely exercising its right to end the employment relationship.
3) As for moving forward would you want to continue to work there even if any dispute resolution, negotiation, management change, or legal procedure got you your position back?
4) If its a hill you want to die on, use whatever municipal government act that applies to get your hearing (municipality not adhering to its bylaws) but bear in mind they don't have to provide justification for "without cause".
Other than that you could pursue wrongful dismissal or negligent municipal management but that goes back to point 3)
My fight isn't as much for myself as I don't think I would return if reinstated. I am fighting for the rest of the guys who had their honorariums refused for no reason, other than small town politics.
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