The death of an employee always terminates the employment contract. (Art. 2093 of the Civil Code of Québec).
Two (2) examples:
(1) In the case of domestic work, if the employer dies, the employment contract will most likely end, being in a situation referred to in Art. 2093 of the Civil Code of Quebec;
(2) However, the owner of a small grocery store may continue to operate through their heirs. Death of the employer will not necessarily terminate the employment contract.
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