Wrongful dismissal may terminate duty

What is a fiduciary employee?
By Joe Conforti
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Background

Confidential business information and client relationships are key assets of any business. An organization’s continued success is contingent on its ability to protect such assets.

Employees have obligations to act in the best interests of their employer as well as a duty of “good faith” or “fidelity.” In certain circumstances an employee’s duties will even survive the termination of the employment relationship. These duties can be pursuant to an employment contract, express or implied confidentiality obligations or by reason of being in a “fiduciary” relationship with the employer.