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Current employer bought-out by another company

Expert: Howard Levitt

AR asked:

If you are employed and the company is bought by another company but they are offering you less money and benefits and you choose to not accept the new conditions, have you quit?

There was only one working day of notice for the changes. Friday employees were given notice of sale and new conditions. On Monday they were to report to work at the new company or leave. What were the original owners obligations to their long term employees as they prepared to sell?

Howard Levitt answered:

If the new job has substantially worse conditions than the previous one, you can sue your original employer for dismissal and not take the new job.

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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