Too often we hear about bullied employee who is mistreated to such an extent that he/she feels the only recourse is to resign. However, a forced resignation does not necessarily mean that this is true. When an employee works in an environment that is intolerable, what options are applicable?
Daniel Lublin, Toronto employment lawyer explains that a forced resignation is not a true resignation. In fact, it can be classified as a dismissal. The onus falls on the employee to convince the judge that the work conditions and/or conduct were such that a reasonable person could not be expected to continue with employment.