Many employers assume that they can demote an employee as a disciplinary measure and are shocked to learn that doing so might constitute a constructive dismissal. In fact, it will be a constructive dismissal in most cases.
Demoting an employee and potentially lowering their pay is a decision that has implications for both the employee and the employer. These implications can range from hurt feelings, all the way to a wrongful dismissal claim.
With employees returning to the office, many Canadian employers are considering implementing mandatory vaccination policies in their workplaces. This is giving rise to many questions, including the legality of such policies as a condition of accessing the workplace.