Breaking down breaks in service

How does a short interruption in the employment relationship factor into reasonable notice entitlement?

Breaking down breaks in service


Length of service determines statutory entitlements to notice of termination and severance pay. It is also arguably the strongest predictor of reasonable notice periods awarded by judges. But things can get cloudy where the employment relationship is interrupted at some point. Employment lawyer Rishi Bandhu discusses circumstances where an interruption in someone’s employment somewhere along the line can influence the amount of common law notice to which an employee is entitled.

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