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Resignation Notice: What are Employers’ rights and Employees’ obligations?

Question:  I work for a Bank as Project Manager. I was hired as a contractual employee on a fixed salary for two years ending in December. My employment letter states that a four-week notice is … Read More

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Limit “Hitting the Slide” to the Playground

Earlier this year, a former employee of JetBlue became a modern-day icon to disgruntled workers by way of an infamous resignation.  Following a confrontation with a passenger, airline attendant Steve Slater announced via intercom, “To … Read More

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Employment Ultimatum Leads to Wrongful Dismissal

Paladini was told his shift would change, and he was to take on more responsibility without a pay increase. Initially, he agreed, but began to feel that he was being taken advantage of. When Saladini approached his boss and protested the change… Read More

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Motor Home Fire Leads to Firing

The BC Court of Appeal recognized that there had been a misunderstanding between Westport and Beggs but concluded that Westport had effectively fired her when they failed to consider the newly produced medical documentation. Read More

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Lawyer faces criminal charges after clients act on his advice

Similar to the employers’ obligation to provide advance notice of termination, employees must provide advance notice of their resignations, assuming there is no such contractual term that specifies another amount. The amount of notice is dependant on how long it would reasonably take the employer to find a suitable replacement. While wrongful resignation lawsuits in Canada are rare (proving a tangible economic loss is the reason), employees must still be careful.
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