Changing a new hire’s start date

Offering employment then making a change to the start
By Tim Mitchell
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/28/2015

Question: Once a job candidate accepts an employment offer, would delaying the start date be a breach or fundamental change in the employment contract?

Answer: Delaying the start date of an employment contract could be a fundamental change amounting to constructive dismissal. Whether it would be such a change would depend on the circumstances.