Recently, Superior Court of Quebec Judge Claude Dallaire confirmed that employees who work remotely for a foreign employer may be unable to seek reinstatement in the event of unjust dismissal[1].

Because other jurisdictions generally award monetary damages instead of reinstatement in case of unjust dismissal, this decision may not be particularly surprising

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, many employers are requiring their employees to work remotely (either voluntarily or because several states, including California and New York, have imposed social distancing restrictions). The new work-from-home reality has implications for employers with workers employed in California and other states, as described in COVID-19: Working from home and