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Answer for Lay off

Is this a layoff or a termination? 
You should read:

  1. https://hrinsider.ca/make-sure-layoffs-dont-violate-group-termination-rule/
  2. https://hrinsider.ca/termination-notice-duties-of-employees-know-the-laws-of-your-province/
  3. https://hrinsider.ca/temporary-layoffs-terminations-your-liability-risks/

Depending on the amount you are laying off, the financials for the business, and other factors (age, demographics, etc), offering the minimum ESA is usually a recipe for future litigation, which will inevitably cost more.
Layoffs and restructuring is a hard decision, and sometimes very necessary, but if you can be generous and direct, it goes a long way in mitigating future liabilities to both the brand and the bottom line.