Notice requirements for those who quit (Toughest HR Question)

Employees also have rights, obligations when resigning from their posts
By Yaseen Hemeda and Joan Sum
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/25/2012

Question: Are employees required to provide their employer with a certain amount of notice of resignation?

Answer: Before answering this question, it’s important to note an employee’s resignation from an organization should be voluntary and not forced on an employee. For example, an employee should not be given an ultimatum of either resigning or being terminated.

Employers should also be aware that if an employee resigns as a result of a loss of temper or not fully understanding the consequences of her actions, then the resignation may not, in fact, constitute a legitimate resignation.