Desperate for workers? Watch your step (On law)

Be careful of what you — or your representatives — say and promise when attempting to lure a candidate from secure employment
By Michael Fitzgibbon
|CHRR, Guide to Recruitment & Staffing|Last Updated: 01/24/2008

When determining the period of reasonable notice of termination, there are always the factors of length of service, age of employee and availability of similar work to be considered. However, the reasonable notice period can also be extended if the employee was enticed away from secure employment.

The usual test involves assessing whether the enticement goes beyond any ordinary degree of persuasion. Where inducement is found to exist, it can offset an employee’s short service in determining entitlement on termination.

Not inducement when employee comes looking