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Hemens c. Sigvaris Corp., 2004 CanLII 42042 (QC CA)

Published under Employment law, Severance

The Quebec Court of Appeal held that articles 2091 and 2092 of the Civil Code of Quebec regarding sufficient and reasonable notice of termination are of public order.  Complete Decision.  The Courts will have wide discretion  on the reasonableness and adequacy of the notice period.  Such that, if an employee’s contract of employment stipulates a specific of notice of termination, that said notice period cannot be less than what an employee would reasonably be entitled to under the provisions of the Civil Code of Quebec.