A constructive dismissal claim comes up more and more often these days. Most common are wrongful dismissals or dismissal claims with cause. A constructive dismissal claim is more complicated and therefore it is important to get on top of them early in the process.
A constructive dismissal is (according to the Supreme Court of Canada) is a unilateral fundamental and substantial change to an employee’s contract of employment.
In simple terms, it’s essentially a change in someone’s contract that violates the actual essence of the contract itself.
This video reviews both employer obligations and employee conduct.