We came across this great article by Maria Valente Fernandes and Justine Laurier of the Quebec law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP which sets out a simple checklist on why you should not terminate an employee prematurely.

18494704_sThey write that “When faced with difficult employment situations, employers can sometimes act hastily, including opting to quickly end their employment relationships with ‘problem’ employees. However, that rapid reaction can be costly, especially where an employee challenges his or her termination before a tribunal on the grounds that he or she was terminated without just cause.”

And then they list their Top Ten reasons with a good explanation for each.

Good resource for Quebec HR people.