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Employer successfully proves dismissal for cause of long-service employee for false sick leave

It can be very difficult to establish cause for dismissal, particularly when the employee has lengthy service with the employer. However, on the right facts, it is possible to do so. MacBurnie v. Halterm Container Terminal Limited Partnership, 2013 NSSC 361, is a recent example of an employer that successfully proved at trial that it had dismissed an employee for cause.

 

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Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with benefits coverage after the age of 65; employees’ future performance; and deductibility of pension benefits from termination pay.

 

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Most-viewed articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three most popular HRinfodesk articles this week deal with managing short-term absences, what’s new for payroll 2013, and alleged termination for expressing religious and political views.

 

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Accommodation of family status

A recent decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal provides a timely reminder of two important points in the context of accommodation of employees…

 

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I’m getting the sniffles… it’s another case of the World Cup Flu!

‘Tis the season of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. This time, it’s women who are going to be playing, beginning this Sunday June 26 and ending July 17, in Germany. It may not be as popular as the men’s World Cup, but it is a busy and important year for women’s football/soccer! Will the rate of employee absenteeism be as high as when the men’s World Cup took place? Maybe not; but still, what can employers do to manage a sudden outbreak of “World Cup flu” cases in their workplace?

 

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