Employee afraid of change not constructively dismissed: Arbitrator

Employee had other job offer and was looking to get something before leaving
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 03/18/2015

An Ontario employee was not constructively dismissed when she left for another job after her employer proposed a new assistant and future review of her employment terms, an arbitrator has ruled.

Crystal Rabethge, 35, was the manager of a Sirens clothing store in Kitchener, Ont., owned and operated by YM Incorporated. In 2011, Rabethge gave notice to the company that she had accepted an offer of employment with a competitor for a higher salary. Sirens responded by offering to match that salary if she stayed with Sirens. Rabethge accepted and stayed on to manage the store.