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Employee dishonesty? Not always grounds for firing

Most of us know that employers have the right to terminate an employee for cause at any time during the employment relationship. If an employer has cause to terminate an employee, the employer can do so immediately, without notice to the employee and without paying any severance. However, many lawsuits arise over the question of whether the employer, in fact, had cause to terminate the employee. (In PDF)

New CSA OHS training standard

Since health and safety training is a critical element of risk management and workplace health and safety, the Canadian Standards Association has developed and published the first national occupational health and safety training standard, CSA Z1001 – Occupational Health and Safety Training. The Ontario Ministry of Labour is proposing a regulation to make health and safety awareness training mandatory for all workers and supervisors in Ontario effective in 2014, and this standard will become a valuable resource to help employers comply with their new training obligation.

Ongoing tardiness and breach of trust justified termination for cause

In arbitration between a union and an employer regarding the union’s grievance of an employee’s termination, the Alberta Board of Arbitration upheld the employee’s termination for cause for chronic lateness and breach of trust.

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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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