Outside of the collective agreement context, employers almost always have the right to dismiss employees - but they must give advance notice or compensate the employee for salary in lieu of the notice. On the other hand, the employee must make reasonable efforts to find alternative employment.
What happens if a school board employee has a questionable relationship with a student who does not attend the school where he works?
Sometimes when an employee says that he or she is quitting, the employer should not take that statement at face value. In this article, the employer who accepted a "resignation" given in the heat of the moment was found to have wrongfully dismissed the employee.
When an employee is wrongfully dismissed, how much should the employer pay?