Reasonable notice of termination is a principle used where an employer has an obligation upon termination to either provide advanced, reasonable notice of termination or pay in lieu of notice under the legislation. Most often than not, we will witness employees who are offered severance packages, but this does not always apply. There are scenarios where the employer will resort to reasonable notice instead of pay in light of notice. What is most often disputed is the amount of notice an employee is entitled to.
Readers for Daniel Lublin’s Globe and Mail column had questions in regards to the legality of reasonable notice periods. Mr. Lublin, Toronto employment lawyer explains that working-notice periods are in fact legal. However, the issue at hand is the amount of advanced notice the employee is entitled to.