Employment is a vital part of our life. We deal with it at least 5 of 7 days per week and at least 8 hours a day. Sometime it all consumes us. Employment allows us to support ourself and our family and often defines who we are and provides us with self worth.
While many employment relationships continue for months and years without incident, this relationship can sour or change in an instant. When changes, either big or small, are sprung on us without notice, or consent, it can be quite upsetting. Changes to remuneration, titles and duties are often not received well by employees.
Significant changes made by an employer, without your input or consent, may amount to a Constructive Dismissal. A Constructive Dismissal is a unilateral change to fundamental terms of your employment agreement. Such changes may allow the employee to resign and commence an action for Wrongful Dismissal.
Constructive Dismissal law is probably the most complex area of employment law. Changes imposed by an employer, while distasteful and not well received may or may not provide that employee with any remedy.