Terminating employees around the world

One size does not fit all when it comes to dismissing workers
By George Avraam, Adrian Ishak and Trish Appleyard
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/05/2009

Many employers are struggling with the impact of the recent economic downturn and considering terminating employees here in Canada as well as in other countries. Since the employment laws of each jurisdiction vary, employers must understand the rules and laws around workforce reductions, layoffs and terminations in these countries.

In general, there are five primary considerations to take into account when approaching any downsizing operation.

Who can be dismissed