Post COVID, many employees were able to take advantage of a labour shortage to obtain lucrative new employment offers. Because those offers were drafted post COVID they often contain layoff and termination provisions. As we head into an economic slow down, what can employees do to avoid being terminated when their companies inevitably review headcount? The simple answer is read the room. If your supervisor keeps in-office hours consider keeping the same hours too. If your work flow is less than your capacity seek out more projects and greater responsibility. If you are terminated from employment all is not lost.
Long before the leading case of Waksdale, employment counsel had been setting aside employment agreements and termination provisions to secure common-law notice entitlements for employees. At Robertson Law, we continue to do so.