Your job may be 9 to 5, but that does not mean it has to be 24/7. There are many instances in which employees are lawfully permitted to be away from work, without the employer treating the absence as job abandonment (in Ontario and Canada). Sometimes an employee will refuse to return to work because of a hostile work environment, or serious breach of their employment contract. This may not amount to job abandonment (across Ontario and Canada), but may, in fact, constitute constructive dismissal. Or many times there is a dispute about whether or not an employee has, in fact, resigned as employees who voluntarily resign are not entitled to severance and employment insurance benefits.
We exclusively practice employment law and know what facts and considerations the Court will look at in cases where an employee’s resignation and job abandonment is in question. Consult a lawyer with expertise at Whitten & Lublin Employment & Labour Lawyers. To book a consultation please contact us online or by phone at (866) 658-6811 or (416) 640-2667 today!
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