We all know that when a couple describes their break-up as “mutual” we are likely not getting the full picture. Can the same be said of employment relationships that end mutually?
With Ontario expected to lift the state-of-emergency shortly and the resumption of non-essential business operations, employers may begin to consider recalling employees who have been temporarily laid-off or placed on a deemed job-protected leave.
It is understandable that some Ontario employers may wish to take steps to disincentivize staff from leaving without advance notice. The circumstances in which an Ontario employer may lawfully withhold (or deduct) an employee’s pay, however, are quite limited.