Changing a new hire's start date (Toughest HR Question)

Delaying start date could amount to employee’s constructive dismissal
By Tim Mitchell
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/16/2015

Question: Once a job candidate accepts an employment offer, would delaying the start date be a breach or fundamental change in the employee’s employment contract?

Answer: Delaying the start date of an employment contract could be a fundamental change amounting to constructive dismissal. Whether it would be such a change would depend on the circumstances.