When luring people from another job comes back to haunt you

Staff who left secure positions to join you need careful treatment
By Stuart Rudner
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/05/2003

Remember the executive you lured away from the competition two years ago? If you terminate her employment, and a court finds that you “induced” her to leave her previous job, she may be entitled to significantly more notice than you expect. Furthermore, and perhaps more surprisingly, the same holds true with respect to someone you hired 15 years ago.

In 1997, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed in

Wallace v. United Grain Growers Ltd.