Tag Archives: employee bonuses

Terminated without notice: are discretionary bonuses part of the severance package?

Bonuses may make up a significant portion of pay for executives, senior managers, and other high skilled employees. Upon termination of the employment relation, notice or pay in lieu is meant to place an individual … Read More

Posted in Salary, Severance, Termination | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Can a Non-Payment of a Bonus Trigger Constructive Dismissal?

In the case of bonus pay, would a disagreement over the entitlement, and subsequently a non-payment, be enough for an employee to claim constructive dismissal? When an employer changes an essential term of an employment … Read More

Posted in Constructive Dismissal, Employment Contracts, Termination | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Breaching unwritten terms in employment contracts can be constructive dismissal

In a recent case from British Columbia, the BC Court of Appeal confirmed the lower court’s judgment that failing to pay an employee their annual bonus can be constructive dismissal, even if the bonus was … Read More

Posted in Constructive Dismissal, Employment Contracts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment