Waiting to accept employee’s resignation

How much of a cooling off period is necessary before accepting a resignation?
By Brian Johnston
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 09/02/2015

Question: Does the nature of an employee’s job (such as a key role in a team that the employer can’t afford to be vacant) affect how long an employer has to wait to accept an employee’s resignation that came in anger?

Answer: There is no set amount of time that an employer must wait to accept a resignation, but there are compelling reasons why an employer should wait at least some time before accepting a resignation. Ensuring that the resignation was tendered voluntarily is a much more important factor in deciding when to accept a resignation than the nature of the employee’s job.