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Is an employee entitled to vacation time after giving two weeks notice?

Expert: Howard Levitt

Agnese asked:

Is an employee entitled to take vacation time after they have given their two week notice in the province of Nova Scotia?

Howard Levitt answered:

The purpose of notice is to assist in the transition and to work while the employer finds a replacement. Doing what is proposed defeats both purposes. As well, if you give only two weeks notice, you are open to being sued for wrongful resignation.

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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