Demotion instead of dismissal for discipline

When dismissal is justified, can a demotion be substituted?
By Brian Johnston
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 05/01/2013

Question: Can a demotion be used as discipline for serious misconduct if the alternative is likely termination, or could it still be constructive dismissal?

Answer: Most employers will dismiss rather than run the considerable risk of a constructive dismissal lawsuit.