Benefits Canada Publishes an Article by Thomas Agnew on Termination in Employment Contracts
Hicks Morley’s Thomas Agnew authored an article in Benefits Canada titled “Employers Given Mixed Messages on Termination in Employment Contracts.”
Employment contracts often contain clauses limiting an employee’s entitlement upon termination to the minimum entitlements under the Employment Standards Act or any other amount the employer and employee have agreed to. However, if the clauses violate the act in any way, courts may not enforce them and the employee will then be entitled to common law reasonable notice. The article highlights important areas of case law for consideration.