A look at notices of resignation

Can an employer demand a certain amount of notice from a departing employee?
By Brian Johnston
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/17/2017

Question: Can an employer demand a certain amount of notice of resignation? If an employee in an important position doesn’t provide notice of resignation, does the employer have any recourse?

Answer: Yes, in addition to any statutory obligations on an employee, an employer can insist on reasonable notice of resignation from an employee.

Many employment standards legislation specify the amount of notice an employee must provide — typically it is no more than two weeks’ notice if the person has been employed for two years or more.