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