Social Media & The Workplace

Social Media & Digital Footprints Most people use Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and other social media postings as an everyday event with little thought about how such information may later be used by an employer or against them in court proceedings in workplace related disputes. Employer’s Right to Use Digital Footprint Many employees would be surprised […]

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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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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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