A formal announcement, notification, or warning. With regards to employment, notice refers to a
period of time prior to the termination of an Employment Agreement. In some circumstances the
employer may terminate the employee without notice if there is sufficient "cause". In most
jurisdictions if one's employment is terminated with cause, there is no requirement on the part of
the employer to provide notice or pay in lieu of notice. However, the employer must ensure that the
reason for termination is properly communicated at the time of termination. Some examples of
cause are dishonesty, disloyalty, insubordination, lateness/absenteeism, disruption of business of
affairs, alcohol or drug use, incompetence, neglect of duty, criminal or immoral conduct and sexual
harassment. Note that the employer may have to prove to a court (or other tribunal) that there was
sufficient cause for termination.