What Does Reasonable Notice Mean and How Can
a Lawyer Help?
Employers must provide employees with a reasonable amount of notice before dismissing them. In employment law, there is a presumption in employment contracts that the employer may only dismiss an employee without just cause after providing that employee with “reasonable notice”.
The primary purpose of reasonable notice is to give the employee enough time to find new work. Employees receive one month’s wage for each year they have worked for their company.
Reasonable Notice Period
There is no specific formula for calculating reasonable notice. Various factors are used to determine the length of reasonable notice in each particular case, which is commonly known as the “Bardal factors”.
The Bardal factors provide an individualized assessment of each case to determine a dismissed employee’s reasonable notice period:
- The length of service determines the notice period before quitting.
- Age: Employers should offer a longer notice period for employees with more trouble finding jobs due to their age.
- A person who is fired from a job needs to give the boss a few weeks of notice.
- The employer will have the employees work in available jobs and evaluate their performance.
- The new employer may have to give the individual more notice than they wanted if they left their previous job.
How can a Lawyer help with Reasonable Notice?
The amount of notice depends on the individual, and people should speak with an employment lawyer to get guidance. Tailor Law is a company that specializes in the field of employment law. Their lawyers have helped employers and employees determine reasonable notice in various cases, and are willing to help with all types of dismissal scenarios.
Whether you are an employee or an employer, if you are looking for more information about the reasonable notice and how we can help, do not hesitate to contact us and our specialist Employment Lawyers can discuss your matter in more detail over a free consultation. You can contact us at 905-366-0202 or book a free consultation online.