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If a headhunter lies to a candidate, can the employer be held liable? • Can an employer terminate a new hire before he starts working? • Reasonable notice without an employment contract
By Peter Israel
|Canadian Employment Law Today

If a headhunter lies to a candidate, can the employer be held liable?

Question:

Our company uses a headhunter when recruiting. If a headhunter makes a misrepresentation to a potential employee during the hiring phase which induces the employee to join our company, can we as the employer be held liable for such misrepresentations?

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