Public Service Employment Act (S.C. 2003, c. 22, ss. 12, 13 )

Act current to 2014-10-15 and last amended on 2014-04-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Resignation

 An employee may resign from the public service by giving the deputy head notice in writing of his or her intention to resign, and the employee ceases to be an employee on the date specified by the deputy head in writing on accepting the resignation, regardless of the date of the acceptance.

Marginal note:Laying off of employees
  •  (1) Where the services of an employee are no longer required by reason of lack of work, the discontinuance of a function or the transfer of work or a function outside those portions of the federal public administration named in Schedule I, IV or V to the Financial Administration Act, the deputy head may, in accordance with the regulations of the Commission, lay off the employee, in which case the deputy head shall so advise the employee.

  • Marginal note:Selection of employees

    (2) Where the deputy head determines under subsection (1) that some but not all of the employees in any part of the deputy head’s organization will be laid off, the employees to be laid off shall be selected in accordance with the regulations of the Commission.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) Subsection (1) does not apply where employment is terminated in the circumstances referred to in paragraph 12(1)(f) of the Financial Administration Act.

  • Marginal note:Effect of lay-off

    (4) An employee ceases to be an employee when the employee is laid off.

Marginal note:Complaint to Tribunal re lay-off
  •  (1) Where some but not all of the employees in a part of an organization are informed by the deputy head that they will be laid off, any employee selected for lay-off may make a complaint to the Tribunal, in the manner and within the time fixed by the Tribunal’s regulations, that his or her selection constituted an abuse of authority.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (2) No complaint may be made under subsection (1) against the decision to lay off employees, the determination of the part of the organization from which employees will be laid off or the number of employees to be laid off from that part.

  • Marginal note:Right to be heard

    (3) A complainant, every other employee in the part of the organization referred to in subsection (1), the deputy head and the Commission — or their representatives — are entitled to be heard by the Tribunal.

  • Marginal note:Lay-off set aside

    (4) Where the Tribunal finds a complaint under subsection (1) to be substantiated, it may set aside the decision of the deputy head to lay off the complainant and order the deputy head to take any corrective action that it considers appropriate, other than the lay-off of any employee.

  • Marginal note:Notice to Canadian Human Rights Commission

    (5) Where a complaint raises an issue involving the interpretation or application of the Canadian Human Rights Act, the complainant shall, in accordance with the regulations of the Tribunal, notify the Canadian Human Rights Commission of the issue.

  • Marginal note:Canadian Human Rights Commission

    (6) Where the Canadian Human Rights Commission is notified of an issue pursuant to subsection (5), it may make submissions to the Tribunal with respect to that issue.

  • Marginal note:Application of Canadian Human Rights Act

    (7) In considering whether a complaint is substantiated, the Tribunal may interpret and apply the Canadian Human Rights Act, other than its provisions relating to the right to equal pay for work of equal value.

  • Marginal note:Relief for discrimination

    (8) Corrective action may include an order for relief in accordance with paragraph 53(2)(e) or subsection 53(3) of the Canadian Human Rights Act.