Termination versus dismissal

Did he quit or was he fired?
By Todd Humber
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Background

It seems like a simple question to answer: Did the employee resign or was he fired?

But case after case shows it can be a major bone of contention in wrongful dismissal lawsuits. An employee may verbally offer to resign in the heat of the moment, only to be stunned when the employer later presents him with a resignation letter to sign.