Is It Legal For Your Boss To Pay You To Quit Your Job?
June 17, 2009 12:47am CST
Someone i know left his job some time ago. I wondered why but he never spoke of it so i never asked. However i did find it strange as he was a single father raising 3 kids on his own, and had 2 jobs to make sure that they were properly cared for. Now today i find out that he was actually paid a good sum of money to quit his job - BY HIS BOSS! Now I'm in Canada, not sure if the laws differ elsewhere or not on this, but I'm just curious as to weather it is legal or not to pay an employee to quit. Isn't it some kind of extortion?
17 Jun 09
Maybe there are reason why he was paid. What my little knowledge is if you are terminated it is the company that will pay for your service, equivalent to your years of service to them, but when you resign it is the disgression of the company if you will be paid. I think he was terminated or you should ask him hahaha.
17 Jun 09
No he was told that they wanted him to quit and that they would pay out a substantial sum if he would. if not i believe that they would have fired him. it's like he was blackmailed. The sum was also much larger than a severance pay out, and when you quit your not entitled to anything other than your vacation pay and the hours that you worked up until the time of your quitting.
27 Aug 09
Hey, it's good to see you back here on MyLot! I hope you post more often. I have never heard of a boss paying someone to quit their job. I wonder why the boss would want to do that, and the guy he paid off sure doesn't sound like the kind of guy who should go without work.