After-acquired cause for dismissal (Toughest HR Question)

Validity of termination settlement when just cause discovered later
By Meghan McCreary
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/04/2016

Question: When can or can’t after-acquired cause be used to reduce notice obligations?


Answer: An employer may dismiss an employee without just cause for any non-discriminatory reason, as long as it provides reasonable notice of the dismissal or pay in lieu of notice.