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Constructive Dismissal

Definition - What does Constructive Dismissal mean?

Constructive dismissal is a term commonly used in employment law. It is also called constructive termination or constructive discharge. Constructive dismissal occurs when employee resigns involuntarily. This is usually due to the hostile work environment created by the employer for that particular employee. The environment created by the employer usually leaves employee with no options than to resign.

Justipedia explains Constructive Dismissal

An employee has the right to file a complaint because of constructive dismissal. Because of its unfair nature, the employees are generally protected by law against constructive dismissal. However, if you have an at-will relationship with your employer, you will need to learn more about constructive dismissal from a qualified employment or labor law attorney.

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