It’s all in the wording (Arbitration column)

An LCA should include employer’s duty to accommodate.
By Lorna Harris
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/02/2003

In dealing with a problem employee whose behaviour becomes more and more intractable, an employer often draws the line and warns the worker termination is being considered. But when is that line drawn and how is this message made clear to the employee?

One method is a Last Chance Agreement (LCA) whereby the employee acknowledges his job is on the line unless his behaviour improves. In most cases an LCA is relatively straightforward. (See the May 21 issue of