Employers do not have to provide notice of termination or pay in lieu thereof if there was “just cause” to terminate the employee. Just cause exists if the employee has committed a serious act of misconduct such as an act of insubordination or incompetence.
In July 2018, a woman in Montreal was unsuccessful in her complaint filed with Quebec’s labour tribunal. She had complained to the tribunal that her employer had refused to allow her to take paid leave after the unexpected death of beloved pet cat. The tribunal ruled that there were no laws in Quebec that would allow an employee to miss work due to the death of a pet and, as such, the employer was not required to allow her paid leave.
My employer is pressuring me to sign a termination or severance package before I am ready to do so. I am worried that I will not have enough time to review the package. What should I do?
After Roseanne Barr made provocative comments about a former senior advisor to former President Obama on Twitter two weeks ago, her show, which had just been renewed for a second season by ABC, was swiftly cancelled.
I just lost my job. My former employer classified my position as an “independent contractor” and has not provided me any notice of the termination. However, I am not so sure that I am actually an “independent contractor” because my former employer controlled a lot about my job including when and how the work was performed.