C-26, r. 81 - Code of ethics of the members of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et en relations industrielles agréés du Québec

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47. A member may not unilaterally terminate a mandate entrusted to him by a client, except for valid and reasonable grounds.
The following shall, in particular, constitute valid and reasonable grounds:
(1)  the member is in conflict of interest or a situation in which his professional independence could be questioned;
(2)  the client’s confidence is lost;
(3)  the client has been deceitful or failed to cooperate;
(4)  the client has refused to pay the member’s fees;
(5)  the client has attempted to induce the member to commit a discriminatory, fraudulent or illegal act; and
(6)  it is impossible for the member to communicate with the client or to obtain from him the elements the member considers necessary to carry out the mandate.
O.C. 381-98, s. 47.