Changing the employment contract

Imposing unilateral changes to the contract could lead to a constructive dismissal charge if it’s not done properly
By Stuart Rudner
|Canadian Employment Law Today

This is the first of a three-part, in-depth series on constructive dismissal by Stuart Rudner. Look for the next article in issue # 400 of Canadian Employment Law Today.

Most human resources professionals know you can’t unilaterally change fundamental terms and conditions of an employee’s contract. For example, you cannot reduce someone’s salary from $150,000 to $50,000, or “re-assign” the vice-president of marketing to a new role as a salesman.