New job duties on a trial basis for same pay

Can a temporary job change lead to constructive dismissal?
By Brian Kenny
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 05/05/2011

Question: We have undertaken a new project on a trial basis which required an employee to take on some new responsibilities and add a job title to his existing one. Because we are unsure of how the project will go, the employee agreed to take on the new responsibilities for the same pay for an undetermined trial period. If the project continues indefinitely, is there a risk of a constructive dismissal claim if we don’t change the employee’s pay?