Early termination of fixed-term contractsTermination of contract by either partyBy Colin Gibson10/02/2013|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/02/2013 Question: Where a fixed-term employment contract has no termination clause, what happens if the employer terminates the contract before the end of the term? Can the employee give notice of termination before the end of the contract? If the employee gives notice, can the employer refuse the notice and terminate immediately with no further liability?Answer: Where an employee has a fixed-term employment contract, the employment relationship ends on the expiry of the fixed term, unless the contract is extended or renewed. In this situation, the employer has no obligation to provide any notice or severance compensation, unless that requirement appears in the contract. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.