Workplace Investigations

Workplace Investigations There are many circumstances mandating an investigation of workplace issues, including allegations of harassment, discrimination, vandalism, or a safety issue. Employees should be aware that employers are obligated to conduct investigations in certain circumstances, and should understand the basic ins and outs of such investigations. Human Rights In any case alleging a human […]

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Employee Terminated for Just Cause After Butt Dial to Employer Revealed He was Working for Himself on Company Time

A senior IBM salesman was terminated for just cause when, as a result of two unintended butt-dials , it was revealed that he was regularly working for his own private corporation on what IBM considered to be “IBM time”. What Happened? The employee was hired by IBM Canada Inc. in August 2010 into a full […]

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The Importance of Mitigation

It is absolutely essential for terminated employees to mitigate their damages and document their job search following their dismissal.  A recent decision illustrates the expensive consequences for not complying with the obligation of mitigation. Background The employee in question was a Senior Customer Service Agent who was 45 years old and had been with the […]

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Is Employee’s Refusal to Relocate for Work Just Cause for Dismissal?

Companies often physically move locations and employees are asked to transfer. This can be disruptive to employees, particularly if they have to move a long distance or uproot their families. What happens if an employee refuses to relocate when requested to do so? Can the employee claim constructive dismissal? Or, does their employer have cause […]

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