BERMUDA LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW HANDBOOK- 2017
I. THE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT-GENERAL
Things said and done during the hiring process may affect an employer's ability to later fire someone lawfully. Since March of 2001 when the Employment Act 2000 ("EA 2000") came into effect, employers in Bermuda are required to have a valid reason to terminate the contract by reason of s.18. A clause in the contract that purports to give the employer the right to terminate "at will" (i.e. without just cause) is unlawful and thus unenforceable.
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