Employee must agree to transfer of job contract

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|Canadian Employment Law Today

A “free citizen, in the exercise of his freedom, is entitled to choose the employer whom he promises to serve, so that the right to his services cannot be transferred from one employer to another without his assent.”

This is more than your wise thought for the day. It comes from a 1940 English judgment quoted in June 2000 by Manitoba’s highest court.

And it serves as a reminder that, although employers may feel that they’re doing workers a favour by automatically transferring employment contracts when the business changes hands, it’s preferable to ask the employees first.