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#1 Termination pay, termination notice, termination with or without cause and pay in lieu of notice (Part 3)

Third and final installment on this first point. To recap, in Part 1 of this series, we discussed whether an employer has cause to terminate employment without notice. Assuming the employer did not have cause to terminate employment we discussed termination provisions in employment contracts in Part 2 of the series. This third post will

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The Problem with Knee-Jerk Reactions: A Call for Consideration Before Termination

Scientifically known as the patellar reflex, a “knee-jerk reflex” is described by Encyclopaedia Britannica as the “sudden kicking movement of the lower leg in response to a sharp tap on the patellar tendon, which lies just below the kneecap.”  In common language, we refer to knee jerk reactions as “reacting quickly and without thought.” I

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#1 Termination pay, termination notice, termination with or without cause and pay in lieu of notice (Part 2)

Second installment. You’ve decided that you do not have cause to terminate so you will be proceeding on a without cause basis. The next question becomes “What are the employee’s entitlements on termination?”. Well, there are really only two possible options, which I’ve attempted to represent pictorially (clearly, I missed my calling as a graphic

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#1 Termination pay, termination notice, termination with or without cause and pay in lieu of notice (Part 1)

There are a lot of overlaid concepts under this rubric so the first thing I’ll do is break those down into their components. Given the number of components in this topic, my response to this first “issue” will be posted over several days, so keep on coming back for updates! Termination with or without cause

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