Thread regarding Manulife Financial Corp. layoffs

For 2014's outsourced, insourced & just plain fired

Yes I concur - Du Markowitz LLP: 416-590-1900

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Post ID: @whFi4Lh

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@Wow....Do not write a threatening letter. Do it the professional way - via employment lawyers. It was very simple as the lawyers do all the work - for a reasonable fee with a reputable firm. Took a couple of months though. Not bad if you can wait.

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Post ID: @whFi4Lh-icYe

What did you have to do to get the 30%? Just write a threatening letter and then wait. Was it really as easy as that or was there more to it? How much did your approach cost you, even if it is tax deductible?

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Post ID: @whFi4Lh-f1pp

Got myself a 30% increase over the original offer. Capable of getting more as per the lawyer if I proceeded via a formal law suit. Skipping the law suit - time consuming but would be nice to know if anyone has gone ahead with one. Thank goodness all legal fees incurred are TAX DEDUCTIBLE off income for the following tax year! So it's a win-win. Good Luck everyone out there. You don't have to be afraid. There will be layoffs in 2014 as 60% of Ops is being outsourced to MBPS before the year is out!

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Post ID: @whFi4Lh-fjdo

Agree the packages are low balled, but right on the margin. Legal advice didn't work for me at a top employment law firm. It was probably because I was quickly hired up by a competitor firm. Lawyer said I was entitled to more but becuase of getting hired courts wouldn't find in my favor. Good to hear you got more. What was the gain in terms of percentage increase over the offer?

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