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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Employee did not report to work. Was the dismissal unjust?

A British Columbia labour arbitrator decided that after an employee did not report to work, an employer had just and reasonable cause to discipline the employee, and dismissal was not an excessive response in the circumstance.

More probable than not that pregnancy was known and termination was due to pregnancy

In a recent case, the employee alleged that, contrary to the Human Rights Code, the employer terminated her employment after she worked only three shifts because she was pregnant.

Labour force survey, October 2014

Employment rose for the second consecutive month, up 43,000 in October. This pushed the unemployment rate down 0.3 percentage points to 6.5 percent, the lowest rate since November 2008. (In PDF)

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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 18 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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