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Employee resignation

Expert: Howard Levitt

James asked:

If an employee resigns, giving 2 weeks notice and the employer says that the services of that employee will not longer be required from the day of receiving the letter of resignation for the 2 weeks; does the employer have to pay severance pay?

Howard Levitt answered:

The employer has to pay severance pay. Unless, the employee is quitting to go to work for a direct competitor of the current employer and the employee has access to confidential information about the company.

About the author

Howard Levitt, Counsel to the national law firm Lang Michener. He is author of, The Law of Dismissal in Canada, The Quick Reference Guide to Employment Law and an upcoming book on Canadian Hiring Law. He is Editor In Chief of the Dismissal & Employmnet Law Digest.

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