There has been lots of buzz in the news about employees deciding that since they are working from home anyway, they may as well skip winter and do so from Mexico! Employers asked to authorize working by the beach wonder, is this cause for concern? Maybe and maybe not. There’s lots to consider.
In Robinson v. H.J. Heinz Company of Canada LP, Stinson J. found that the Plaintiff, a long term employee of the Defendant, had been constructively dismissed when the Defendant progressively stripped responsibilities from her position after a merger.
It is not uncommon for an organization to move their offices, or to “transfer” an employee from one location to another. Sometimes, the move is across the street, while other moves are across the country or farther. What happens if an employee refuses to relocate?