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Arbitrator substitutes termination with 10-day suspension

Although this is a unionized case, the principal of progressive discipline is an important one for all employers to understand.

Theft reason for termination, not discrimination

The Federal Court of Canada was recently asked to review a case in which a man claimed his employer discriminated against him when it terminated him after discovering he had a gambling addiction. The Court found, however, that…

Fraudulent medical notes: termination upheld

The Canada Arbitration Board just dismissed a grievance made by a long-term flight attendant following his termination. The employee used fraudulent medical notes to substantiate an absence from work and protect his earnings. Although the employee claimed that he visited a homeopathic clinic for legitimate medical reasons, it was clear he understood that a note from a homeopath was unacceptable to justify an absence. Since the employee destroyed the trust that existed in the employment relationship, the board had to uphold the termination.

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Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 15 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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