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document the employee's consent
are as follows:
* The employee should be provided
with an adequate opportunity to
consider the proposed change,
which is to be provided to them in
writing. Ideally, this period should
not be less than one week; and
* The employee should be required
to sign an acknowledgment indicating that they understand,
accept, and agree to be bound
by the proposed change, having

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had a reasonable opportunity
to consider.
The potential for restructuring and
reorganizing the workplace make
an understanding of the concept of
constructive dismissal critical. The
fundamental take-away points can
be summarized as follows:
1. When changes within your organization or workplace affect an
employee, there is the potential
that those changes could trigger the risk of the employee
quitting and suing for constructive dismissal as if they had
been terminated.
2. Practically, changes within
organizations that are arguably
constructive dismissals occur
regularly, often without the
employer or employee even recognizing the potential for a constructive dismissal or even being
aware of the concept.
3. In addition to being aware of the
potential risk, the key proactive
tools for your organization to
eliminate or minimize this risk
are to either obtain the employee's
consent to the proposed change,
or alternatively, provide the
employee with sufficient working notice of the change, which is
equivalent to the notice that
would be required for a termination without cause.
Kyle J. Allen is an Associate in Brownlee
LLP's Labour and Employment group
practice area. Kyle helps all types of
employers handle all forms of labour and
employment issues by providing strategic,
practical, and cost-effective advice.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018

Leadership Matters
A Vision for 2018 Workplaces
Cultivating a Culture of Innovation: Innovation is People!
Do You have these Types of Fraudulent Claims on Your Benefits Plan?
How to Avoid ‘Career Misery’ in Your Workplace
Legal Corner: Rolling Out New Employment Contracts?
Legal Corner: Demystifying Constructive Dismissal
Legislation Update: Is Pay Equity Legislation Coming to Alberta?
Suppliers’ Guide
Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Intro
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - cover1
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - cover2
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 3
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 4
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Leadership Matters
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - A Vision for 2018 Workplaces
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 7
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 8
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 9
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Cultivating a Culture of Innovation: Innovation is People!
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 11
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 12
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 13
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Do You have these Types of Fraudulent Claims on Your Benefits Plan?
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 15
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - How to Avoid ‘Career Misery’ in Your Workplace
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Legal Corner: Rolling Out New Employment Contracts?
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Legal Corner: Demystifying Constructive Dismissal
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 19
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 20
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Legislation Update: Is Pay Equity Legislation Coming to Alberta?
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Suppliers’ Guide
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 23
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 24
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 25
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com
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CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - cover4
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - outsert1
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