Are you thinking of leaving your employer and hope to take your clients with you? Sometimes such behaviour can result in a legal action. Nothing infuriates a company more than a former employee taking away its most important asset. In some proposed employment contracts and in many termination proposals, there is a clause prohibiting an
RESIGNING EMPLOYEES If you are considering leaving your position, you must provide reasonable notice of your resignation or face being sued for damages. By way of example, in a recent case, ( RBC Dominion Securities) in Cranbrook, British Columbia, a large group of employees left their position and took their client lists and financial records
A case was recently released by the Ontario Court which provides an important message for an employee when presented with a severance offer by a company. In this case, the employee relied on the advice of the Human Resources individual in the company that was severing him that the company was offering “a good deal”.
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An employee can be constructively dismissed without the words “you’re fired” ever being uttered. A case for constructive dismissal most often arises when an employer changes the employee’s: In some situations, a demotion with no change in pay can be a constructive dismissal. If an employer has set out to make it difficult for an
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Employers and employees are often seeking ways to reduce their costs of business, maximize their tax deductible expenses or the potential expense associated with the termination of an employee. One of the strategies that are being increasingly utilized is to create what is known as “independent contractor” relationships with their workers, I would suggest that