Five issues to consider before firing an employee
By Doug MacLeod
1. Are you claiming that your organization has just cause to terminate the employee?
If so, and you can prove just cause then your organization is generally not required to provide the employee with any notice of termination at common law. Unless the employee willfully misconducted herself, however, your organization may still be required to provide the employee with the minimum notice of termination the employee is entitled to receive under employment standards legislation.
If not, you must provide the employee with notice of termination or termination pay in lieu of such notice.
2. Can you provide the employee with working notice of termination?
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