Paradise Lost – Firing an Employee on Vacation

For some employers, the idea of firing an employee while they are away from the office – either because they are vacationing or on some leave – may be tempting. After all, it will avoid an uncomfortable scene at work, will facilitate securing electronic file material and other corporate records, and can assure confidentiality.

However, as my colleague, Samantha Stepney, writes in her most recent blog post, we recommend that you reconsider this strategy for both legal and other reasons.

To read Samantha’s full article on terminating an employee’s employment on vacation, click here.

At Kent Employment Law, we promote sustainable employment relationships. We believe that these relationships are mutually beneficial to employers and employees alike, and are founded on a relationship of trust and respect. If you have questions concerning terminations or other Employment Standards rights such as vacations, please contact one of our offices.

 

David M. Brown
Kent Employment Law
236-420-1946
david@kentemploymentlaw.com
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Twitter: @davidmjbrown

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Rights and Obligations in a WorkSafeBC Inspection

There are few things more unsettling to employers than a surprise visit by a WorkSafeBC investigator, whatever the motivation for the inspection may be. While many managers may want to respond by telling the investigators to “get lost”, a more sensible approach starts with understanding everyone’s rights, obligations, and expectations during investigations of this nature.

 

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