I was released from my employment without cause. I filed a complaint with Labour Canada and was reinstated by the adjudicator. My employer chose to be in non-compliance with the adjudicator's decision and refused to return me to the workplace for approximately 7 months, taking the position that I owe them for their decisions.
There has been no negotiating process. Dozens of non-represented long service employees were put through this program before they reached the necessary age and years of service to receive an unreduced pension.
There has been no negotiating of an NDA. My former employer’s position is that I will not receive my pension until I sign THEIR NDA and sign an agreement withdrawing ALL of my rights. I have now been retired for 48 months and have yet to receive a dollar of my earned pension.
They are also withholding severance pay and my vacation pay.
Approximately one year ago I hired a lawyer. In response to her letter, I received an offer of $20,000, take it or leave it. I did not respond.
I have not and will not sign their NDA. I have had to borrow money from my family and friends in order to survive. I owe approximately $25,000 to various financial institutions. I am two months behind on my rent. I have not been able to purchase my diabetes medications on several occasions. Many of my utilities have been shut off on several occasions.
They know that the average person can not battle them in a court of law. They bully people into submission. Someone needs to hold these people accountable for the suffering they cause.