Injury during notice period

Continuation of benefits when employee gets hurt with dismissal pending
By Brian Johnston
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 02/04/2015

Question: If an employee gives notice of resignation and then suffers an injury before the resignation date, does the employer have to continue benefits?

Answer: “Giving (two weeks’) notice” is common terminology used when an employee wishes to give notice of her
intention to resign. Naturally this means the employee is providing the employer with a period of advance notice for her impending resignation. Upon receiving notice, an employer has two options: allow the employee to continue working until the expiration of the notice period — “working notice” — or effectively end the employment relationship immediately by providing pay in lieu of the notice period.