Commentary

9.8 Termination of contract

Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago | Commentary

9.8 Termination of contract

Trinidad and Tobago | Commentary

9.8     Termination of contract

In the absence of any formal legislation regarding termination of employment (with the exception of redundancy), it is incumbent on the employee and the employer to act in a fair and decent way when terminating a contract of employment. It is therefore reasonable to assume an appropriate length of notice from either party, in line with common law expectation.

Such terms may be documented within the contract of employment between the parties, contained with company policy, or form part of a collective bargaining agreement. As such, employers must ensure they are aware of any agreed terms and conditions before moving to end a contract of employment, and employees should also be aware of their obligations to the employer when seeking to resign from a contract of employment.

Notwithstanding the above, as would be normally expected, a breach of contract, or just cause, would provide the

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