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employment law question

i currently dont have a travel compenent in my employment contract, in the last few years i have traveled at least 30 nights out of town, i no longer wish to do this and simply decline the request when it next happens, is this grounds for a just cause termination?
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Sure you can decline, but your company can also fire you with no cause - as long as they provide severance of course.
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coolspot wrote:
Mar 6th, 2017 1:07 pm
Sure, but they can also fire you with no cause - as long as they provide severance of course.
oh i know i can be fired at anytime in a job, but does this amount to just cause?
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I assume that you already looked at your employment contract and there's nothing?
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tranquility922 wrote:
Mar 6th, 2017 2:31 pm
I assume that you already looked at your employment contract and there's nothing?
you bet. its very basic and generic.
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Even with per diem before, I still didn't like travelling as it meant having to be twice as efficient obtaining docs from audit clients.

Are looking for outside opportunities?
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rocking23nf wrote:
Mar 6th, 2017 1:08 pm
oh i know i can be fired at anytime in a job, but does this amount to just cause?
What province are you in?
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I suspect there won't be a clear cut answer for you. If you're concerned about your severance, it may come down to a legal discussion, and the fact that you've done the travel for years without complaint will count against you. You may want to consult with an employment lawyer in advance.

Typically, companies would rather just terminate without cause, and pay out the required severance. Less hassle, less likely to bite them in the butt. No guarantees, though. The more expensive the buyout, the greater the likelyhood of them trying to reduce their payout.

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If your boss asks you to travel, you decline and say no, never again and he insists, that is insubordination and grounds for dismissal with cause in my laymans understanding.

Previous poster is correct - having traveled in the past counts against you.
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I think there won't be an obvious response for this question. In case you're worried about your severance, it might come down to a lawful dialog, and the way that you've done the movement for quite a long time without objection will represent a mark against you. You might need to counsel with a work legal advisor ahead of time.

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