Constructive/Forced Dismissal

If an employer puts pressure (directly or indirectly) on an employee to resign, or makes the situation at work intolerable for the employee, it may be a forced resignation or “constructive dismissal”. A constructive dismissal may be where, for example, one or more of the following occurs:

  • the employer has followed a course of conduct deliberately aimed at coercing the employee to resign
  • the employee is told to choose between resigning or being dismissed
  • there has been a breach of duty by the employer (i.e. a breach of the agreement or of fair and reasonable treatment) such that the employee feels he or she cannot remain in the job.

If an employee has been forced to resign, they may have a personal grievance. We strongly recommend that you contact us before resigning from your employment. Diam ut venenatis tellus in metus vulputate eu scelerisque. Et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas integer.