Resignations Must Be ‘Clear’ and ‘Unequivocal’

Throughout the past year, several decisions have consistently illustrated that employers must exercise extreme caution when receiving and responding to employee resignations. The overarching theme that the courts repeatedly confirmed was that employee resignations, retirements or job abandonments must be clear and unequivocal. Furthermore, the court reiterated that the onus is on the employer to […]

Did the Employee Quit? When a Resignation is actually a Termination.

Consider you have a disgruntled employee working for you and you suspect he wants to quit.  However, you are also prepared to terminate him.  One day, the employee verbally mentions to you that they might just get up and leave, so you tell them to go ahead. Three weeks later, a lawyer’s letter lands on […]