As some businesses begin to emerge from the worst of COVID-19, they are increasingly turning to their insurance policies to help with their financial recovery. A recent ruling is a reminder that contracts need to be clear; they must say what they mean and mean what they say.
clear and unambiguous
One crucial piece of advice that I offer to employers is to have every single employee sign an employment agreement that, if nothing else, sets out what will happen in the event of dismissal without cause. The reason for this suggestion is simple: without a contractual dismissal provision, an employer’s obligations in the event of dismissal without cause are unpredictable and often extensive.