Benefits Canada Publishes an Article by Thomas Agnew on an Employer’s Right to Change Job Conditions
Hicks Morley’s Thomas Agnew authored an article in Benefits Canada titled “Court Confirms Employer’s Right to Change Job Conditions.”
In a recent decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that an employer didn’t constructively dismiss a long-service employee when it provided the individual with 18 months of working notice prior to asking her to enter into a new employment contract that included changes to vacation pay and a signing bonus. This case is significant as it confirms that an employer can change the terms and conditions of employment for existing employees, without constructively dismissing them, as long as it gives reasonable notice of the change or provides valid consideration in exchange for a worker’s agreement to the new terms and conditions of employment.
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