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Employee faked illness: employer’s termination upheld

The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench just quashed the decision of an arbitrator and upheld an employer’s termination once it became clear that the employee faked being sick in order to avoid work.

The duty to accommodate is not unlimited

The decision in Purina Petcare reinforces three propositions that favour Ontario employers faced with the prospect of providing permanent workplace accommodations… (In PDF)

Termination of probationary employee was neither arbitrary nor discriminatory

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice Divisional Court just quashed the grievance settlement board’s decision that a probationary employee’s termination was arbitrary and discriminatory and granted the application for judicial review. The evidence was clear that the employer’s decision to terminate the probationary employee was neither arbitrary nor discriminatory. In fact,…

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Yosie Saint-Cyr

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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