Termination for Cause in Quebec: Key Principles and Best Practices

March 22, 2019

Hélène Bussières and Charif El-Khouri, members of our Montréal employment and labour group, recently authored a feature article in the Canadian HR Reporter, published by Thomson Reuters Canada Ltd. The article, entitled “Terminating Employment for Cause”, provides an excellent overview of the principles that apply under Quebec’s distinctive civil code system, focusing on the following topics:

  • The concept of cause;
  • Employers’ potential exposure;
  • Employees’ remedies (reinstatement, damages, etc.);
  • How to terminate (drafting of the letter, conduct of the meeting, etc.); and
  • Settlement offers.

To read the article, please click here.

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