Termination of ‘simmering ball of negativity’ justified
The labour arbitrator recently ruled that an Ontario city acted reasonably when it fired a “simmering ball of negativity” who showed no likelihood of learning from his actions.
Termination of disabled employee justified by poor performance
A large retailer did not discriminate against a disabled employee when it terminated him less than four months after he suffered a work-related injury that left him with pain and difficulty using his hand, according to a recent Alberta Human Rights Commission decision.
Accommodating employees who observe Ramadan
Every year Ramadan starts at a different date, as it is dependent upon the sighting of the new moon and last 30 days. During Ramadan, Muslims must fast from dawn until dusk and refrain from eating, drinking, and smoking during fasting hours. Employers may receive requests for accommodation from Muslim employees.
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