Accepting a resignation that wasn’t offered

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Pollock v. First Heritage Financial Planning Ltd. (2002), 21 C.C.E.L. (3d) 61 (B.C. S.C.)

At issue in this case was whether the six plaintiffs had resigned or were actually or constructively dismissed from their employment. Two of the plaintiffs were financial advisors, three were certified financial planners and one was an investment manager for First Heritage Financial Planning Ltd.

In 1999 First Heritage changed the way it operated its financial planning business. To this end, a memorandum outlining the changes to the plaintiffs’ employment was provided to them on March 20, 2000. The memorandum asked the plaintiffs to sign the letter of agreement and stated the new program would come into effect on April 1, 2000.