Posted by Shae on April 17, 2003
In Reply to: Constructive termination posted by ESC on April 16, 2003
: CONSTRUCTIVE TERMINATION - ".a little-known legal concept called constructive termination. In constructive termination an employee quits her job because her working conditions have become unbearable. The resignation is voluntary. A court, however, might view such a resignation as involuntary because by not repairing the working situation, the employer has, in effect, forced the employee to leave." From ABCNEWS.com "Forced Out of Office/ How to Protect Yourself From Claims That Employees Were Forced to Quit" by Bob Rosner, Allan Halcrow and Alan Levins. April 16, 2003.
It's known as 'constructive dismissal' in Britain and Ireland.