Severance obligation to relocated employee

Employees who have been asked to move and later dismissed
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/07/2009

Question: Does an employer have a larger severance obligation to a relocated employee? Is there a period of time that can elapse after asking an employee to relocate before dismissing her under standard notice requirements?

Answer: There are two possible ways in which an employee who has been forced to relocate can seek additional compensation at the time of dismissal: A longer notice period or direct compensation for expenses.