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I am the Bilingual Executive Assistant (EA) to the CEO and Board of Directors, I have held this position for 10 years and 5 months and I am 50 yrs old. The current CEO is retiring as of December 31, 2023 and a new CEO (internal candidate being promoted - who has his own EA for his role as Chief Commercial Officer) will take over the role of CEO as of January 1, 2024. As part of the transition to CEO, there would also be a transition in EA's - that he would work with me due to my bilingualism and my relationship with the board. Last week, the upcoming CEO advised me that he will remain with his current EA for the interim (no timeline given - could be 3 months / could be 6 months and no guarantee I would become his EA) and that I would continue to support the Board and would now support the Chief Operating Officer and VP of Operations. Based on this change (I have not agreed and have not been provided a new job description and I know for a fact that there is no reduction in salary - at least for now). Based on this information, do I qualify for a constructive dismissal?
If I refuse to sign the notice of termination can my employer fire me or lay me off sooner and can they refuse to pay me a severance?
My employer is requiring me to sign a PIP by the end of the day. After 9 years in my position my new manager has deemed my performance unsatisfactory and deficient and that I am "having difficulties understanding my role and company expectations" . The PIP is for 3 months with Bi-Weekly check ins and it states at the end if she deems things don't improve I will be terminated. Do I have to sign and if so what are the ramifications? Can I ad a rebuttal or any of my own comments to this document? They say they have provided numerous coaching opportunities but I have been denied several requests for coaching in person. All coaching and questions have been via phone as my manager is in Montreal and I am in Calgary, and in fact I have only seen my manager 3 days in 2 years face to face. I have been noted as an exemplary employee until this new manager. My coworkers all work in the same office as her. I am the only one alone out west. I work with not a single person. What are my rights?
My boss (who is also VP of HR) just told me on Friday that as of 2024 there will nop longer be budget for my role and I will be let go. She said I would get a package. She also asked me to think about what end date I would like. It could be tomorrow, next week, 2 weeks, end of the year, or even come back for the first week or two of January. My question: is that a normal thing for HR to do? To allow you to pick your own end date? I haven't responded yet, and feel like it is some sort of weird trap. Like if I say a date they'll say IU chose to quit or something.