Recruiting precautions to avoid inducement claims from employees

What are the risks when it comes to aggressively pursuing a potential candidate?
By Tim Mitchell
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/28/2018

Question: If a company is interested in recruiting someone from another company, what precautions should it take to avoid potential claims of inducement in the future?

Answer: Inducement in this context is presumed to be a claim from an employee around the time her employment is terminated. In this context, inducement arises when an employee is gainfully employed with secure employment and leaves that employment to join a new company. At some point later, the employee is terminated.

If the employee successfully claims she was induced, then the appropriate notice period may be substantially increased to account for the period of employment at the past employer.