Discipline and termination are concepts that generally used when referring to the employee-employer relationship. Due the different nature of the relationship, independent contractors do not get disciplined. If they do not successfully execute or complete the deliverables, then the contractor agreement will be terminated and/or payment will be withheld as per the terms outlined in the contractor agreement.
It is recommended that contractor agreements clearly outline what will happen when the independent contractor does not meet the outlined deliverables. Having this clearly outlined will ensure that should things happen, there is a clearly articulated process to having the issue resolved and/or addressed.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please consult your Engagement Partner.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Ensure that the deliverables outlined in the contractor agreement are fulfilled.
- Follow the terms and conditions outlined in the contractor agreement to address any issues.
- Fulfill the terms and conditions of the contractor agreement.
- Address any changes to project scope and/or timeline in a timely and appropriate fashion.
NOTICE REQUIREMENTS, WORKING NOTICE & SEVERANCE
Independent contractors are not subject to the Employment Standards Act. As such, they are not entitled to notice requirements and/or severance as outlined in the Employment Standards Act. Contractor agreements can be terminated at any time as per the terms and conditions outlined in the contractor agreement.