Terminating new hire before she starts the job

Obligations when there's an employment agreement in place but no service yet
By Tim Mitchell
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 08/19/2015

Question: If an employer decides to terminate a new worker's employment after the worker has signed an offer or employment agreement but before the worker has actually started work, what sort of notice or compensation would the employee be entitled to?

Answer: Employment standards legislation does not address the revocation of accepted job offers. As such, the obligations owed by an employer to an employee who was “terminated” prior to commencing work are governed by common law.