Man Terminated While Jailed Is Able To Keep His Job

A New Brunswick judge has ruled that a man who missed four months of work after being jailed for impaired driving can keep his job. A seventh impaired driving conviction leads to jail time The employee damaged a road sign while driving on November 11, 2015 and fled the scene. The next day he received […]

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Making Secret Recordings At Work Could Land Employees In Hot Water

Modern smart phones make it easy to record voice memos on the fly, capture videos of memorable events, and document almost every minute detail of your day. However, as the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba outlined in a recent decision, one place where cell phone recordings may not be welcome is in the workplace. […]

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Criminal Charges for Off-Duty Conduct Not Sufficient for Just Cause Dismissal

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently confirmed that criminal charges, in and of themselves, are not a sufficient enough reason for a just cause dismissal. In order for off-duty misconduct (such as behavior resulting in criminal charges) to provide grounds for a dismissal, there must be a “justifiable connection” to either the employer or […]

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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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