You’re fired… but not quite yet

Risks, advantages to giving staff working notice
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/20/2015

Generally, getting fired means you also get sent home — free to wallow without being expected to report back to work the next day. But that wasn’t the case for many of the 17,600 Target workers losing their jobs in the retailer’s closure of its Canadian operations. 


Workers were given working notice, meaning they’ll have to continue to work — some for up to 16 weeks — before the stores’ final closure dates. Regardless of when their last day is, all employees will receive a full 16 weeks of pay — while managers will receive additional payouts totalling up to $6.5 million.